To help celebrate the end of British summer and the start of Autumn and for the launch of their new Autumn/Winter menu, we got together again with our friends at Hakata Ramen Bar in Bermondsey to brew a beer tailor made for their Japanese inspired menu!
Using speciality grain, we adjusted the water profile to produce a brewing liquor high in carbonate and phosphoric acid, with a slight alkaline edge to compliment wheat based ramen noodles. The beer has a distinctive, unique characteristic from Sorachi Ace, a hop variety developed in Japan in the 1970s. Deep red in colour, this hoppy red ale has a malty, caramel base with an abundance of hop character. Sorachi Ace hops provide hints of coconut, lemon & a touch of oak. A light-bodied herbal finish with a hint of sweetness.