BOISE, Idaho — Payette Brewing Company is excited to add a new beer to their year-round lineup, Aura Guava and Hibiscus Sour Ale in twelve-ounce canned six-packs this February. In 2017, this beer was part of a rotating twenty-two ounce Sour Ale bottle series. The Guava and Hibiscus variant stood out among the others, and claimed to be a new favorite. So much so, that it is now added to the 2018 canned lineup.
Payette Brewing has been known for their Lagers and India Pale Ales, so tapping in to the sour category has been a fun journey. The Payette brewers have developed an incredible recipe with the addition of guava and hibiscus making this beer full of tropical notes and extremely refreshing.
Payette Brewing brewer, Matt Watterson, sips the beer and poetically describes it as, “A nod to warmer days and drinking with friends in the sunshine, this incarnation of Aura plays on the refreshing and complex tropical flavors of guava and hibiscus. Tinted with hues of hibiscus petals and topped by an airy brilliant white head, this ale bursts with aromas of tangy cranberry and under ripe blackberries alongside poached pear and pomegranate. The flavors follow suit, ushered in with light, crackery pilsner malt notes and followed with strawberry and lemon zest fruitiness. A dry finish is aided by a faint tea-like bitterness and citrus-like acidity.”
Aura Guava and Hibiscus Sour Ale radiates a unique personality. Brewed using living cultures, which gives the beer complex characteristics with an aura of flavor about it that retain amusing, tart flavors. This beer lands at a modest 4% ABV and 9 IBU, is well balanced and incredibly thirst-quenching. Payette is excited to release Aura Guava and Hibiscus Sour Ale on February 16, 2018 at Payette Brewing Company, with the beer hitting taps and shelves shortly after across Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Canada.
About Payette Brewing Company
Founded in Boise, ID by Michael Francis in 2010, Payette Brewing Company is proud to be Idaho’s largest brewery. The brewery currently runs a 60-barrel brewing system and offers six year-round beers, seasonal releases, various beers in their Ales of No Return series and barrel-aged offerings. Beer fans are encouraged to follow Payette’s social media for the latest updates or visit www.PayetteBrewing.com.