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Hot Lips

Hot Lips

$30.00

From Lora Brewing
Hot Lips is a mixed culture beer with sage 'hot lips' and a pinch of bush lemon zest conditioned in bottle with raw honey. 

5.8% ABV

270 x 750ml bottles available 

The beers which compose Hot Lips were first brewed in January 2021 and February of 2021.

The brew in January of 2021 consisted of organic Motueka hops, organic pale Schooner barley, organic raw wheat and was both fermented and allowed to mature in a 500 litre puncheon.

February 2021's brew featured a more hop forward recipe and used a heavy hand of organic Motueka hops, organic pale Schooner barley and organic malted wheat and was similarly allowed to ferment and mature in a 500 litre puncheon. 

In early September 2021 these two beers were blended together in a 60/40 ratio respectively and combined with fresh sage 'hot lips' and a bit of bush lemon zest, both gathered from around Sydney. After a two week steeping the beer was taken to bottle with raw, unheated Malfroy's Gold Blue Mountains Polyflora Wild Honey to provide natural carbonation and conditioning. 

Tasting Notes - Crushed raspberry, blackcurrant, and bubblicious bubblegum weave through sage and cooling mint notes all lifted by strawberry lemonade. Dry across the palate with subtle honey undertones carrying into the finish. 

Production Notes - The brewing process for our beers involves taking a more hands off approach than typically used. There were no process or brewing aids used outside of a carbon water filter to remove chlorine from the water. No acid or acidulated malt for pH adjustment, brewing salts, enzymes, yeast nutrients, fining agents, antifoams, filtration, or extracts were added or used in making this beer. Additionally, we have utilized a hot sparge to intentionally pull tannins from the grains so they may provide some structure and texture into the resulting beers.

Storage - Beer isn't typically a fan of sunlight and as such we recommend you store our beers in a cool and dark environment. Not only will this help protect the beer inside, but it will also preserve the labels as well (see below). 

When/how to drink - This beer has been well aged and we feel is ready to drink now! However, we would expect it to age well for up to 3 years if you'd like to see how it transforms over time.

We recommend allowing the bottle to chill upright for 24 hours before opening and allowing yourself time to sit with the beer as the flavors and aromas will evolve over an hour or two as it opens and warms. This being said, enjoy the beer whenever and however you like, with friends and family or by yourself. It's more important to us for you to enjoy the beer in a situation that suits you than to get caught up on the finicky details! :)

Labels - We’ve painted our labels with natural pigments gathered from landscapes around New South Wales. As such each bottle is unique and these natural hues may change slightly over time, much like the evolution of the beer inside.

 🍻 Lora