This beer was first brewed as a collaboration between Alvinne and Laugar Brewery from Spain. Alvinne has retained the recipe as a regular in their lineup.
‘Ich Bin Ein Berliner’ – famous words spoken by President John F Kennedy to convey America’s support of West Germany against the Communists states. It translates to something like ‘I am a Berliner (in spirit)’.
The meaning when related to this beer is much simpler. It is a Berliner – that is a Berliner Weisse. The further play on words is that this beer is brewed using 20% wheat, 30% rye and the remaining 50% barley. And it of course it contains Alvinne’s famous house yeast Morpheus.
It is a delightfully simple sour beer. Without being too sour, it can still draw an eye scrunch at the bottom of the glass.
The wheat adds a little something texturally, while the rye imparts and extra peppery prickle. The beer is crisp and tart, very refreshing with a dry finish.