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Slightly Sour Ale

Wild Little Thing

Guava, Hibiscus & Strawberry

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The Details

This slightly sour Wild Little Thing has just the right smack of tartness for serious refreshment, while guava, hibiscus and strawberry lend fruity-sweet depth and a bright pop of color.


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Malts

Malts

Two-row Pale, Oats, Wheat

Hops

Hops

Cascade

Yeast

Yeast

Ale Yeast

Brewing is as much art as science, and all beer specifications and raw materials are subject to change at our brewers' creative discretion.
5.5% Alcohol by Volume
7 Bitterness Units
13.8° Original Gravity
3.0° Finishing Gravity
How Do We Slightly Sour?

What Is Kettle Souring?

Here at Sierra Nevada, we make plenty of sour beers the traditional way—wooden barrels and lots of time. But for Wild Little Thing, brewed to be slightly sour, we use the accelerated “kettle souring” technique. First, we make wort (unfermented beer) without hops. Then we boil it, cool it and add lactobacillus, the same friendly bacteria you know from yogurt or sauerkraut. Lactobacillus turns sugar into lactic acid. Voila! Now we’re sour. We blend this special wort (roughly 10%) back into Wild Little Thing’s total wort to achieve its tartness.