The Astral Project
BD Merlot Sour
We transferred 700L of wort onto 300kg of wet Biodynamic (BD) Merlot skins - a mixture of young, freshly fermented wine/juice as well as skins, seeds and any microflora. The ferment was healthy, and punched down daily for 5 days before the free run beer was transferred into stainless steel tanks to finish ferment and condition.
The BD Merlot Sour is red with a more savoury aroma and grip sending strawberry vibes. It is extremely easy to drink with stainless steel tanks to finish ferment and condition. This beer has great colour, fruit flavour and acidity - with looks to die for.
Named Champion Hybrid Beer at the 2020 Independent Beer Awards AKA The Indies.