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Brewer Q&A: Poive Raz with Springdale Beer's Brewing Team

92 Rating
Springdale Brewing Team
Springdale Brewing Team

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)? 
We love the pink peppercorn in this beer. It is subtle on the finish but brightens up the flavor of the raspberry, and you start to pick it up more and more as you work your way through the bottle 

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
It is a play on the French word poivre (meaning pepper) as we really wanted to highlight the pepper and raspberry elements of the beer.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Tart and funky raspberry with subtle lingering pink peppercorn.

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
This beer was pretty exciting for both in terms of coming up with the pink peppercorn and raspberry flavor pairing as well as trying out a new technique to carbonate the beer. All of our beers are bottle conditioned and we will typically see the acidity rise a bit in the bottle. Tasting this beer right out of the tank the acid level was right where we wanted it, we were concerned that the conditioning would take it over the top. What we ended up doing was adding some lager yeast to it and place the bottles into the cold box where we keep all of our cellar taps (around 55 degrees). It ended up working out great and the lager yeast carbonated the beer at those cooler temps while all of the other cultures in this beer lay dormant. The result was a beer that tasted exactly as we had envisioned!

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Poive Raz would pair great with a nice brie or camembert as the bright acidity will help cut through some of the richness of the cheese. 

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