FIRST BREWED 2015
A semi-sour pale ale with a refreshing tartness on the palate and a citrus hoppy aroma – perfect for summer.
First brewed for a New Year’s Eve party, Hop Tart is a beer not bound by style, but led by innovation and a daring spirit! Ordinarily, we use just four ingredients – water, malt, hops and yeast – to create delicious beers. With Hop Tart we add another layer of complexity by using Lactobacillus bacteria from the same friendly family that turn milk into yoghurt. These helpful critters produce lactic acid which can create beers with a refreshing sour tartness. Traditional European sour beers are usually very low in bitterness with little or no hop character. We decided to take a New World approach and marry citrusy Australian hops to the lemony lactic tang.
A light and hazy gold, Hop Tart has a zesty aroma of citrus and bright tropical fruits. The flavour awakens the palate with a surprising light tartness that blends beautifully with the lemony hop character. The finish is clean, slightly sour, dry and refreshing – a true new world beer, not bound by style but led by the brewers’ fancy for a quenching summer ale.
Semi-sour Pale Ale
ABV: 4.6% EBC: 5.3 IBU: 12.5
Hops: Ella, Citra, Galaxy, Topaz
Malts: Pale, Munich, Wheat