Some talk of tomatoes and garliWc during the most recent episode has gotten my brain going. What ingredients would you pull to make a beer reminiscent of bruschetta?
I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to try this, but I was thinking something along these lines:
- Pilsner Malt (65%)
- Wheat Malt (20%)
- Victory Malt (15%)
- Summit Hops sufficient to hit about 7 IBUs.
- Berliner Weisse Yeast Blend (WLP630)
Mash around 148 for 60 Minutes. The aim would be to hit an OG of 1.031 and a FG of 1.006.
Obviously this is not a traditional berliner weisse, but kind of aim to use that as the base beer for its acidic qualities. The victory is to hint at some toasty bread character, and the summit hops give a bit of a garlic/oniony character.
Maybe instead, use gose as a base? Add some salt, use a kolsch yeast? I'm not sure what other seasonings would be perceptible and cooperative in the beer. Does anyone have any ideas?