Style Cascara Sour
Colour Deep Amber
Smell Dried cherry and citrus notes
Taste A Soured beer with tangy citrus and dry fruit after notes with mild astringency.
This collaboration session Sour uses Cascara kindly donated from the Quarter Horse coffee house in central Birmingham (cascara is the outer husk of the coffee bean and is sometimes used to make a tea with a slight cherry flavour. The word comes from the Spanish cáscara, meaning husk). An experimental brew with pale malts and caramalts, sour fermented in the copper before boiling with the dried cascara husks. The cascara creates a subtle dried cherry aroma with a pleasant sharpness in flavour and adds to the depth of the deep amber colour. Hopped with Hersbrucker hops, which impart subtle herbal after notes. Husk Theory is fermented with yeast before being cooled down to allow the wonderful tangy flavours to infuse for a well-balanced sour.