Native Sun Citra Blonde Ale
5.2% ABV, 29 IBU
Style: Blonde Ale
Malts: 2-Row, Acidulated
Hops: Willamette, Citra
Yeast: Golden Kolsch Style Ale (INIS-572)
Brewers: Brann Greager, Marcus Panek, Zach Wilmeth
Native Sun was brewed with Willamette hops and dry-hopped with loads of Citra. Brewed with a Kolsch yeast, this beer finishes with a hint of apple-like fruitiness.
In the words of the brewers:
“Brann, Zach, and Marcus are all native Coloradans and avid homebrewers. They grew up in the western suburbs of Denver and love Colorado outdoor activities and great craft beer. Brann started brewing in college at CSU when he realized he didn’t need an ID to buy the ingredients to make beer. Zach’s early experiences with homebrews involved drinking Brann’s failed beers at high school parties. Marcus got his start with a beer kit gifted to him from his aunt which quickly transformed into a homebrewing obsession. Zach and Marcus both consider IPAs their favorite style to brew and Brann is happy with any recipe that is balanced and delicious.
This recipe, as with many, came about as a happy accident. It first came into being as a Single Malt and Single Hop (SMaSH) blonde beer for a friend’s wedding with a nice balance of 2-row malt and Willamette hops. When a couple of kegs were left over from the party, Brann had the idea to add whole-cone Citra hops to the finished kegs to see what would happen.
The rest, as they say, is history. The Citra hops added a beautiful fruity, citrus aroma and flavor to an already sessionable blonde ale making for a delicious, easy-drinking patio beer. Don’t be afraid to have another!”