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Cherry Bomb Berliner Weisse

 

What’s in a Name?

Hello Daddy, Hello Mom…  It is time to drink Cherry Bomb!  A new addition to our music-inspired beer releases, Cherry Bomb! is not your traditional 4% Berliner Weisse by any means.  She hits the stage with nothing but attitude and leaves you cheering for an encore. If you are looking for the modern take on a classic kettle sour, this beer is the fruit explosion you need in your life. 

 

Schoolhouse’s Take on this Style

With spring right around the corner, everyone will be looking for that one thirst-quenching sour. What makes Cherry Bomb! different than all the other tangy beers that are going to hit the market? Well, we took 110 lbs of lactose to give this beer a little more body, and then we topped this wonderful beverage off with 1 lb of tart and sweet cherry puree per gallon of beer. All together, that makes this beer a complex cover of the well known classic. I promise you this beer will not disappoint!

or have get it at your local homebrew shop!

Brewers Association Style Guidelines (2021)

Fermentation Characteristic

Fruity esters are low to medium. Diacetyl should not be present. Brettanomyces character may be absent or present at low to medium levels, and if present may be expressed as horsey, goaty, leathery, phenolic, fruity and/or acidic aromas and flavors. The unique combination of yeast and lactic acid bacteria fermentation yields a beer that is acidic and highly attenuated.

Color and Clarity

Straw to pale. These are the lightest of all the German wheat beers. May appear hazy or cloudy from yeast or chill haze.

Additional Notes

Carbonation is high. Traditionally, some Berliners were brewed or served with fruit, spices or syrups. Some more contemporary versions have been brewed with other ingredients such as darker malts. Any such versions will take on corresponding hues, and may exhibit flavor and aroma attributes typical of such ingredients.

  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.028-1.044 (7.1-11 °Plato)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.004-1.006 (1-1.5 °Plato)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 2.2%-4.0% (2.8%-5.0%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) 3-6
  • Color SRM (EBC) 2-4(4-8 EBC)