Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Our third batch is in the fermenter it's a WIT!

THE CHARACTER OF SLABTOWN WIT
. As with most wheat beers, the relatively high protein content leads to haze,giving the beer a light golden color. Our recipes describe the grist as malted barley, unmalted wheat, and unmalted oats. The malt is extremely pale and it is lightly hopped with low-alpha hops. Slabtown Wit is spiced, with coriander and the peels of both sweet and bitter oranges and with one "secret spice" known only by us. The lightness of body from the wheat and a firm tartness from the hops, bitter orange, and yeast offset perfectly the smoothness of the oats and the sweetness of the sweet orange, making this among the most refreshing of beer styles.