Hopefully you’re up to speed with your pop culture references – as the name riffs off Tom Wolfe’s 1968 book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Salty acidity on nose – almost fresh seaweed. Bright acidity buzzes across the palate on first sip and it hangs on for a long ride. A little sweet malt pushes through to balance and it finishes with a tingle of lime zest and woody spice. The judges praised this beer for its complex structure, yet easy-drinking nature. At 4.2 percent ABV there’s heaps of flavour on a relatively low alcohol base .
Punchy sour beers are starting to hustle into wine territory with their bright acidity perfect for cutting through creamy dishes more often served with wine. Try this with a creamy mushroom pasta or risotto.