Who Likes Raspberries?

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I challenge you to find someone who doesn't like raspberries. This raspberry Berliner Weisse tastes as good as it looks and is probiotic to boot :)

In the lead up to opening night, I'll be regularly experimenting with potential recipes for the different seasonal brews. Berliner Weisse is the perfect refreshment on a hot summer's day. It's low in alcohol and is sour instead of bitter. It uses a culture of lactobacillus to get the sour flavour. This is the same one used in yogurt and is excellent for digestive health.

This particular brew was made using a technique called "Parti-Gyle". Not to be confused with "party guile" ;) It's an old brewing term that means you make two different beers from the same beginnings. In this case it was a Berliner Weisse and a wheat heavy French Saison. You use the first runnings from the mash grain to brew a strong ale and the second to brew something lighter. The base of the beer then took on an entirely different course as it was boiled with different hop additions and fermented with different strains of yeast. I'm looking forward to seeing how the Saison turns out. I'll keep you posted.