Brewing a Greengage Hopfenweisse with Wild Card Brewery
On a sunny Monday at the end of July we hopped on our bikes to Walthamstow village to brew a collaboration beer with the team at Wild Card Brewery.
Throughout the month we’d been firing ideas back and forth – Jaega and William at Wild Card were feeling inspired by the wealth of seasonal fruit around and we in the shops had been loving the new wave of hoppy wheat beers (weisse and wit) that had been hitting the shelves throughout the Summer.
Greengage was our fruit of choice: juicy, sweet, just coming into season and with yellow-green flesh that we thought would complement the amber caramel hue of a classic weisse nicely.
Hops we selected on the day, Pacific Gem from New Zealand for bittering, Chinook from the US for its grapefruit, pine and spice aroma, and English Pioneer for a whack of lemon and herbs.
The beer is now available at all 3 shops.