Before you tuck into the 2014 Christmas Ale from Anchor Brewing. How about you test this intriguing beer experiment? They are tapping their distillery arm for their rye sour mash blending it with a regular mash recipe and they end up, “creating a unique piquancy.”
Thus they can have a tart but not sour base for their 7th Zymaster beer that they add the English Ale yeast to plus a mere four additions of the much loved Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand.
Can tartness and the grape qualities of the hop co-exist. I will be trying it for sure.