“This. Castle. Is in…Unacceptable. Condition. UUUNNNNAAACCCCCCEEEPPPTTTAAABBBLLLEEE”
– Lemongrab, Adventure Time
Releasing today at Daft Brewing – Lemongrab, our mint lemonade sour.
Lemongrab is Daft Brewing’s first beer to be created and produced by our assistant to the regional brewer, Adelaide “Potato” O’Hara.
“All I can say is we should have turned over brewing responsibilities to Addie a lot earlier,” CEO Adam Rondeau said “I can’t tell you how happy I am to finally taste something we brewed here that isn’t undrinkable swill.”
Lemongrab is a sour beer brewed with malted barley and wheat and additions of lactose, fresh mint, and an unacceptably large number of lemons. Because, when life gives you lemons, make alcohol.
Shortly after sitting down to provide information for this blog, Addie trailed off in mid sentence, staring out the bay door and letting out a squeal, pointing to an adorable three-legged dog outside of the brewery.
Now focused again, Addie said “Honestly, I just love the Adventure Time character Lemongrab and how he yells all the time. He’s essentially my spirit animal. So from the start I knew what I was going to name the beer, and just had to work on a recipe to fit the name.” Head Brewer, Ryan, later expressed how proud he is of Addie’s thoughtful recipe development process.
The resulting beer is bursting with lemon and has nice undertones of mint. Lemongrab is a refreshing summer beer with a creamy mouthfeel and a crisp and light finish. The acidity and lactose sugar is nicely balanced and finishes with a hint of mint. Lemongrab is reminiscent of chugging an ice cold minty lemonade.
We looked for Ryan to get his opinion on his protege’s first beer, and after a long search he was found huddled under a tank muttering to himself “One day they will learn to appreciate me… One day I’ll show them all.” After this, we quietly backed away and decided to let him have some time alone.
Lemongrab is available now in Daft’s bottle shop. Make sure to grab a bottle quickly, because it is unacceptable how quickly this beer will sell out.