It is now officially kicked up a notch, homebrewers. This strong, red-amber, late-hopped, dry-hopped, wheat- and rye-incorporating, highly unorthodox bock was originally a limited edition beer kit from winter 2011; now it’s back with a bit less color, a bit more gravity, and a much more pronounced spicy, oily rye profile. Brew now for springtime delectation!
Just like the first iteration, Sustainor 2 gains grainy goodness, heightened foam stands, rich color, and even a hint of milk-chocolate aromatics from rye and wheat malts of various roast levels. Hop additions of 100% Sterling from boil through secondary fermentation impart a beguiling combination of earthy and spicy aromatics, leaving the imbiber with the impression that in his or her pint the hoppy head of an IPA was grafted onto the sustaining body of a Bavarian springtime bock.
Recommended: 2-stage cold fermentation and yeast starter.