Sleeping Limes by Wild Beer Co
Forget Corona and a lime wedge. This beer turns it up to 11! Crisp and clean with a massive lime hit that produces an addictive tang.
The live tasting of this beer was on 15th August 2019 #BeerBods
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Picture stags rutting in a field. Mean. Moody. The epitome of wild. The Wild Beer Co logo speaks volumes about the place in which this brewery was born at the tail end of 2012. Those wild antlers have smashed down the doors of the British beer establishment transforming both the way in which beer is made and how it can be paired with food.
Brett (the Californian former chef who takes care of the brewing - right) and Andrew (the ‘dogsbody’ – his words - left) met whilst working at the Bristol Beer Factory. They jumped in with a 15 barrel brewery in rural Somerset (Andrew’s home shire) and started brewing some pretty incredible beers that have style and substance in equal measure. If you want your beers bold, brash and experimental on the yeast front, look no further. Taking inspiration from Belgian wild yeast ales used in this traditional farmhouse ale style, Wild Beer are hurling it forward dramatically into the modern age.
Then there is the barrel ageing and magic ingredients. Nobody does beer like Wild Beer. Our personal favourites include Ninkasi (apple juice, wild yeasts, NZ hops and champagne fermentation), Schnoodlepip (barrel-aged with pink peppers, passion fruit and hibiscus) and Millionaire (chocolate and salted caramel milk stout).
Brett talks us through this week’s beer, Sleeping Limes...
“Clean and crisp with refreshing tangy limes and a moreish briny finish, this is our perfect summer beer. It originally took inspiration from Sleeping Lemons and the beautiful preserved lemons we use, but the idea developed into a cleaner beer, taking the Corona and lime wedge and stepping it up a notch.”
“Brewing a beer around the taste of lime naturally led us to using this beautiful citrus fruit, utilising both the fresh pulp and the zest. A clean and crisp base was achieved by using a lager yeast with the lime building an addictive tang to the pallet and a gose inspired flurry of salt adding to the finish. What is it? A lager, a gose, a sour? Who cares. Put simply, it is one of the finest accompaniments for the British summertime.”
“The most apparent paring would of course be with the best of Mexican cuisine, complimenting your favourite Burrito or spicy Enchilada beautifully with delicately balanced flavours.”
“However, the flavours of lime and this beer span much broader across the continent and are particularly prominent in South East Asian cuisine. They use the sharp yet sweet character to balance bold flavours of oily fish and fiery chilli.”
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