Friday, July 9, 2010
New Belgium Lips of Faith Sahti
New Belgium's latest Lips of Faith series brew, Sahti, hits the shelves and kegs on October 1st. Inspired by Finnish Sahti, a traditional Finnish brew, Sahti is a rye ale brewed with juniper berries. To the pale, crystal (think bready caramel malt flavor), and rye malts, New Belgium added whole oats, cascade and amarillo hops (think grapefruit and other citrus), juniper berries, orange and lemon peel. Quite a complex medium-bodied ale to sip on a nice fall day, at 6.0% ABV.