Sherried Barrel Sour Ale

At first glance there doesn’t seem to be much in common between Andalusia in the south of Spain and Waikanae.  However inside a number of our barrels the spirit of Spanish sherry production is alive and well. Blanco is a sour ale fermented with sherry flor and aged in barrels that once held   Pedro Ximenez sherry. Elegant, tart, dry and yet also rich, we think Blanco is the perfect tapas beer.
Tasting Notes:
Orchard fruit, gooseberry , granny smith apple ,  white peach , fino sherry and a tart finish.
Food Matches:
Fresh goats cheese , jamon, olives, sourdough bread, anchovies.
Grist: NZ Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt, Oats.
Hops: Aged Pacific Jade, Aged NZ Styrian Golding
Yeast: Sherry flor, saccharomyces, brettanomyces , lactobacillus,  pediococcus.
ABV : 6%
IBU: 4
SRM: 2.8