We were quite chuffed to be doing our first collab with the lovely folk from Simon The Tanner, they decided on a Kvass Sour Saison. With the new brewery, comes more space to make lots more beer! So hopefully, this is the start of many beery collabs.
Kvass is a traditional Slavic and Baltic fermented grain beverage. It usually has a tangy fermented taste, sweetened with honey, raisins or mint. It is enjoyed whilst still fermenting which leaves a naturally carbonated feel on the tongue. We love Kvass! It’s tart and refreshing and we wanted to pay homage to this delicious beverage by beering it up.
Kvass is usually made from black or just regular rye bread, the colour of the bread helps to influence the colour of the resulting beverage. In our version we amped up the flavours by using toasted rye bread and a French saison yeast strain. The wort was left to sour in the kettle for 48 hours before a touch of Columbus hops were added towards the end of the boil. The finished beer will bear a delicious, toasted bready flavour with a hint of sourness. It is soon to be kegged and released at Simon The Tanner so stay tuned for the launch party!
All hands on deck
Propose a toast!
Brewing beneath the street
Kvass wort smelling pretty good
Simon The Tanner & OME Ollie