About The Beer
Brewery: Pirate Life Brewing
Style: Sour Ale
Format: 355ml Can
Showcasing the distinctive characteristics of lemongrass and ginger, this kettle sour was conceived over a herbal tea between Jack Cameron (PL Co-founder) and Lewis Maschmedt (Head Quality Brewer). Just as they had envisioned, the end result is vibrant, refreshing and undeniably unique
Brewed with a simple grain bill of Pale Malt, Wheat and a touch of Carafa III, L & G obtains its sourness from Lactobacillus - the same healthy bacteria that gives yogurt its zang. Australian Enigma hops lend a delicate bitterness, while whirlpool additions of lemongrass and ginger bring the expression to life.
It's a light hay colour, with aromatic gifts of fresh ginger, fragrant lemongrass and Thai mint. On the palate, bright carbonation and lactic acidity burst in to action, where spicy ginger and citrus pair with a distinctly herbaceous appeal. The finish is clean and defined, with soft, lingering threads of pepper and lemongrass tisane.