Midnight Sun 2009 Crew Brews: Anchor
Formerly brewed at Midnight Sun Brewing Company
Anchorage, Alaska USA
Style: Witbier | Ratings: 49 | Series Seasonal | Alcohol: 6.25%
Witbier with Brettanomyces
6.25 % Alcohol By Volume
20 International Bittering Units (IBUs)
CREATOR = Gabe
Beer Description: This Belgian witbier begins with equal parts malted wheat and pale barley to create its traditional cloudy white appearance. The addition of Brettanomyces gives ANCHOR its trademark "green apple" or "horse blanket" aroma and lends tartness to the flavor and finish. At over 6% ABV, this ANCHOR’s got a bit of more kick than most wits.
BEER LINE: "Raise your Anchor"
2009 Crew Brew Series: Heading into 2009, the NINE of us will each designnamebrew a beer to be released in 2009. We are all very excited about this series. It’s a great way to “freeze” this time and space – right before we jump into the new place and add new folks. These NINE beers will be fabulously eclectic and delicious.
Creator of This Beer: Since joining MSBC in 1998, Gabe has worked and mastered the complete gamut of jobs in our brewery. As Head Brewer, he uses his accumulation of brewing knowledge and experience to continually conceptualize and create amazing beers. With oak-barrel aging, a multitude of yeast strains and a plethora of processes in back pocket, Gabe is now experimenting with Brettanomyces and other "bugs". This beer combines his long-standing favorite beer style, witbier, with his new BFF, Brettanomyces. Raise your Anchor!
SONG INSPIRATION: “Through churning waters and midnight skies You were my anchor." lyrics from Anchor by Misery Signals on the Mirrors LP, released 2006
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