We’re set to release our next small batch Black Note Book Series brew: Pucker Meister Berliner Weisse. Dubbed the ‘Champagne of the North’ by Napoleon and his troops, our Berliner Weisse is an unfiltered wheat beer with a defiantly sour taste (pause to appreciate the name).
Berliner Weisse originated in Berlin in the 16th century and is traditionally a low alcohol beer. Unlike Uncle Monty’s, our second small batch Black Note Book series beer, Pucker Meister has a low bitterness and almost no hop aroma. Pale malt, wheat malt and sterling hops are all essential in the brewing process but the high acidity and distinctly sour taste are from the fermentation with ale yeast and the bacteria Lactobacillus delbrueckii.
Pucker Meister has bready malt flavours and is pale yellow in colour. It’s a great thirst-quenching beer that goes perfectly with the record-breaking hot weather this summer. Berliner Weisse can be enjoyed on its own but is best served mit schuss (with syrup). Raspberry and woodruff syrups tend to be the most popular but why not try any quality fruit syrup. Pair it with a fruit forward sweet dessert to balance the sourness.
By the numbers: Pucker Meister has a BU of 8, an OG of 9.5°P and an abv of 2.8%.
Only one batch of Pucker Meister Berliner Weisse is available so head down to the brewery on Granville Island or select stores soon before our stock runs out. As the most popular beer in Berlin in the 19th century, this is a brew you don’t want to miss tasting.