Almanac Beer Company
Formerly brewed at Hermitage Brewing Company
Wakatu is a New-Zealand born hop prized for its floral and citrusy aromas, a relative of classic Hallertau hops that is light on bitterness and often used in clean, German-style lagers. We aimed to highlight the complex fruity and limey aromatics of this lesser-known hop with our latest single-hopped sour brew, Wakatu Sour.
We began with our traditional sour blonde ale, fermented with our house sour culture and aged in barrels for about six months, then blended in a younger, one hundred percent brettanomyces fermented beer. This blend combines the oaky, vanilla character of the barrels with tropical, pineapple and guava-like flavors created by brett, and highlights the fruity tangerine and lime aromas of Wakatu hops.