Summer is almost here and everything start looking pink… thanks to Rubus, too! Our June Bizzarra is a raspberries Spiced Ale born from a romance between Duchessa – our elegant and refreshing spelt beer – and Rubus idaeus fruits, that is to say the flavorsome red berries with their sweet&sour taste.
Adding the whole fruits to the beer – about 100 grams per liter – let a spontaneous fermentation to start, giving to our Rubus a unique character where the sour aspect stands out, but it’s well balanced by the soft fruit’s smell. They also give the beer the unsual and charming pinkish color.
What about the raspberries? This year we used the super-tatsy ones picked by Monica Maggio, an extraordinary breeder and farmer who expressly came to Borgorose from her farm Il Feudo in Zocca (near Modena).
Just a little more waiting and Rubus will be ready… try it as a fantastic aperitiv on a summer evening, just as it could be a sparkling rosé wine, to add life a little bit of pink!