Wanderlüst Wallonian Rustic Lager

ABV: 5%IBU: 14SERVING TEMP: 2-4
INGREDIENTS: Water, Malted barley, Hops, Oats, Wheat, Rye, Corn, Yeast
STYLE: Rustic Lager
GLASSWARE: Crown Viking

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"The idea behind the beer was to make something along the lines of a pilsner using some of the ingredients and processes more common in traditional Belgian brewing. Not quite a hybrid, but more of an experiment for the production team, to see how we could use alternate techniques to achieve something unique but firmly recognizable as lager. In addition to pilsner malt we used generous percentages of wheat, oats, rye and corn to give a complex grain character, which retains body while hitting the dryness of some of our favourite Belgian beers. It was hopped at multiple stages in the kettle before a light dry hop. Instead of using German spunding valves for carbonation (something we are doing more and more to give our lagers a better mouthfeel and head retention) we opted to can condition in the Belgian tradition for six weeks, followed by a second round of cold conditioning after this was complete. The result - Wanderlüst Wallonian Rustic Lager retains noticeable lager yeast character while picking up a light peppery spiciness from the rye, prickly carbonation and a hint of herbal citrus notes from the hops."

Vitoulet (Belgian meatballs), Mitraillette (Belgian french fry and meat sandwich) fried chicken and waffles, grilled sausage on a bun

The word Wanderlüst (literally translated as 'the enjoyment of hiking') stems from the German tradition of wandering in search of nothing more than a connection with one's natural surroundings. On such wanderings, one might find themself in the German-speaking region of eastern Wallonia, Belgium, surrounded by rich forested valleys and vast meadows only to have their journey most pleasantly interrupted by the option of resting with a homemade refreshment. Perhaps a rustic lager made with an array of grains that are available in and around the village. A rustic lager not unlike this one.

"The idea behind the beer was to make something along the lines of a pilsner using some of the ingredients and processes more common in traditional Belgian brewing. Not quite a hybrid, but more of an experiment for the production team, to see how we could use alternate techniques to achieve something unique but firmly recognizable as lager. In addition to pilsner malt we used generous percentages of wheat, oats, rye and corn to give a complex grain character, which retains body while hitting the dryness of some of our favourite Belgian beers. It was hopped at multiple stages in the kettle before a light dry hop. Instead of using German spunding valves for carbonation (something we are doing more and more to give our lagers a better mouthfeel and head retention) we opted to can condition in the Belgian tradition for six weeks, followed by a second round of cold conditioning after this was complete. The result - Wanderlüst Wallonian Rustic Lager retains noticeable lager yeast character while picking up a light peppery spiciness from the rye, prickly carbonation and a hint of herbal citrus notes from the hops."

Vitoulet (Belgian meatballs), Mitraillette (Belgian french fry and meat sandwich) fried chicken and waffles, grilled sausage on a bun

The word Wanderlüst (literally translated as 'the enjoyment of hiking') stems from the German tradition of wandering in search of nothing more than a connection with one's natural surroundings. On such wanderings, one might find themself in the German-speaking region of eastern Wallonia, Belgium, surrounded by rich forested valleys and vast meadows only to have their journey most pleasantly interrupted by the option of resting with a homemade refreshment. Perhaps a rustic lager made with an array of grains that are available in and around the village. A rustic lager not unlike this one.

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