We all know the feeling of the first true spring day in Minnesota–you look out the window, and suddenly it’s fresh green grass, full pink buds and sunbeams. Zoot! is the beer for that day. It’s a witbier, and those typically have a creamy mouthfeel, fruity yeast flavors, and a hint of citrus and spice. Zoot! has all of that, plus a little extra springtime kick.
We started with a straightforward witbier, but instead of adding citrus (in this case, grapefruit and lime) in the beginning during the boil, we add it in the fermenter to capture a sharper, fresher zip. We also blend in some kettle sour beer–enough to brighten up the final beer with a refreshing tartness without overpowering the delicate yeastiness. Zoot! pairs especially well with Pad Thai, granny smith apples, and the first day you break out your favorite shorts.