Updated Mar 25, 2012 - 4:08 pm
The Sunday Fill: Agassiz Acai
The Sunday Fill this week is the Agassiz Acai from one of my favorite breweries in Seattle, NW Peaks. This wildly creative beer is made with more than 60% rice and is fermented with sake yeast. After fermentation is complete acai puree is added giving the starchy profile a fruity, slightly sour note.
The Agassiz Acai's color is a warm orange and its aroma is of acai and blueberries. The flavor is starchy, yeasty with a brief sourness that departs quickly. Oddly, the sake yeast has imparted flavors similar to white ales, rather than Japanese rice beer. Truly a one of a kind growler fill. Happy Sunday.
For more information on NW Peaks, including tasting room hours and what's on tap, head over to NWPeaksBrewery.com
Post and Photos by Dean Westling
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