Brick Brewery - Citrus Sour

Beer of the Week: Brick Brewery Citrus Sour

Established in 2013, Brick Brewery operates from a railway arch in Peckham Rye. As well as brewing beers in a range of different styles, with recipes inspired by the brewing team’s travels, each built from scratch, the team also built their own Tapyard with indoor and outdoor seating, plus 20 taps showcasing the brewery’s entire range.

Here, lagers are inspired by the Czech Republic; IPAs and Pale Ales by North America and Porters and Bitter from the UK. Imperial Stouts, DIPAs and an exciting selection of fruit sour beers are also produced. While the ingredients differ for each beer by Brick Brewery, the process remains fairly static. Malted barley is mashed then sparged, the wort is boiled, with hops added for flavour and aroma, then chilled to differing temperatures for lagers and ales before yeast is added.

Brewed with fresh grapefruit, orange and lemon peel, Citrus Sour is a zesty kettle sour, dry-hopped with Centennial. Orange juice and rind aromas open, followed by some grains, lemon, grapefruit and a suggestion of sprightly lime leaf. Lime notes continue on the palate, joined by a whisper of hay, bread, light malts and a lactic twang to accompany the unsurprisingly prominent notes of lemon sherbet, grapefruit and orange, finishing with a tart, dry close, complete with further hints of lime leaf and lemon zest. A refreshing, remarkably quaffable spring beer from Brick Brewery’s consistently impressive line up.

Further information on Brick Brewery can be found here.


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