Sour Ales

  1. The League "Ich bin ein Berliner" - Berliner Weisse

    The League "Ich bin ein Berliner" - Berliner Weisse

    This recipe was not specifically designed to be consistent with the BJCP style guides, but we believe it is similar to 23A - European Sour Ale.

    This is a great summer beer for those folks that'd like to have a tasty low ABV thirst quencher on tap. Targeting 3% ABV, easy to brew by avoiding kettle sour using the fantastic Philly Sour Yeast. Using Citra gives this beer a delicious citrus nose.

    This German/American collaboration is a winner!

    Our kits are fresh! We assemble the ingredients after you place your order. The grain bill will be milled, unless you tell us in your order comments that you prefer it not to be.

    This recipe has been designed to use acid malt to reach the target mash pH. If you wish to use the recommended mineral additions to achieve the intended flavour profile, these are to be added to the boil only. This kit does not include the minerals, but these can be purchased separately.

    Click here to download the recipe.

    Click here to download the BeerXML file (to directly import into your favorite brewing software)

  2. The League "Cemetery Sunset" - Boysenberry Gose Recipe Kit (All Grain)

    The League "Cemetery Sunset" - Boysenberry Gose Recipe Kit (All Grain)

    This recipe uses some ingredients that are not included and must be sourced locally - frozen boysenberries (or another red berry), non-ionised salt and coriander seeds. See the recipe for details.

    Cemetery Sunset - Boysenberry Gose is a recipe designed for The League of Brewers by Jamie McQuillan of Cell Division Brewery.

    As an advocate of mixed ferment sour beers over and above kettle souring, Jamie put this recipe together as an alternative for brewers fearful of introducing live souring lactobacillus bacteria into their brewery. It has a simple grain bill of pilsner malt and wheat malt, a sprinkling of herbaceous Saaz hops, salt and coriander. The driving force behind this unique take on a Gose is Lallemand’s WildBrew Philly Sour™ yeast. The yeast is a unique species (Lachancea) which produces lactic acid during the ferment. It was isolated from a cemetery of all places!

    Careful adherence to the fermentation instructions will yield a delicious low abv (4.8%) sour beer with red apple and stone fruit notes. Further refermentation on boysenberries will add a wonderful blood red (cemetery sunset) colour, a big, juicy fruit flavour and additional acidity. Pucker up!

    ABV: 4.8%