December 1:  Nita Beer Company

December 1: Nita Beer Company

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Nita Beer Company One in a Melon

Style – Fruited Ale
Tasting Notes – Sweet candy, Watermelon. Subtle tartness
ABV – 4.4%
Colour – pale pink
IBUs – ~Low
Legend Rating - Fun - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

Description:  Love Jolly Rancher watermelon candy? You're going to love this beer. 'One in a melon' starts as our popular Berliner Weisse kettle sour. But once it hits the fermenter we blend up some delicious magic. With the addition of watermelon and Azzaca hops our BW transforms into a juicy sweet melon candy ale. Light body, low alcohol and effervescent 'One in a melon' is a crusher. 

A note about sours:  A kettle and traditional sour have very different characteristics. A kettle sour is done in the kettle by adding bacteria like lactobacillus to the wort.  This gives the sour it's typical characteristic:  tartness. A traditional sour, sometimes called a barrel-aged sour, is soured in wood barrels with microbes.  The microbes can bring a variety of funky characteristics to the beer.  And traditional sours can take significantly more time to reach their funk.  Andy chooses a kettle sour for the Nita brews as the simplicity of the tart characteristic allows Nita to add complimentary flavours ... like this watermelon flavoured beer!.

Serving Glass:  Tulip glass

Best Serving Temperature:  4  to 7 ° C

Food Pairings:  Fruits that have some tartness (berries, pomegranate, nectarines), fish or salted meat 

Ingredients –  Water, Malted barley, Wheat, Hops, Yeast, Natural Flavour, Lactobacillus

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