(Bedford Park & Chicago, IL) – After independently experimenting with cascara as a central ingredient in our beers and comparing notes at the yearly coffee and beer festival “Uppers and Downers”, we decided to join forces and brew a cascara beer together.
The result is a beautifully balanced kettle sour red, brewed with a very healthy dose of cascara which adds layers of red fruit, leather and funk. Orange peel and ginger compliment the red malt profile while brightening the beer as a whole. The beer finishes with some oak spirals during fermentation.
As per usual in our coffee adventures, we also partnered with Gaslight Coffee Roasters who helped us source the cascara from Las Lajas coffee farm in Costa Rica, an organic farm and micro mill known for being one of the first to process honeys and naturals in the region.
¨Cascara¨ means husk or peel in Spanish. They are the dried pulped skins of the coffee cherry. They are usually sun dried before being packaged. Cascara is considered a by-product of the coffee making process, usually discarded as waste or used as compost.
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