A kettle Soured Berliner with Guanabana (A fruit from Columbia) has been described by some as the most purely refreshing beer in the world. A regional specialty of Berlin; referred to by Napoleon’s troops in 1809 as “the Champagne of the North” due to its lively and elegant character. By culturing Lactobacillus into the beer they create a restrained, lemony, tart apple fruitiness. They then added Guanabana (A tropical fruit from South America) to give the beer a subtle, unique passion-fruit, coconut flavour.
Social Bandit’s Austrian built equipment was purchased from a little place in Japan in November 2014, arriving in Mansfield in February 2015. Thousands of components came labeled in Japanese or German! (they couldnt read Japanese or abbreviated German) so Jeff (the brewer/owner) put this all together like a 10,000 piece jigsaw with no picture (crikey). Social Bandit opened in November 2015 with 4 beers on tap. They now have 12 taps filled.
DID YOU KNOW?
Social Bandit: The term “social bandit” refers to the leaders of non-revolutionary movements that sought to reform the injustices of a system that they were not attempting to overthrow. Social Bandits transcend the label avengers and champions of social justice. Some, such as Robin Hood, Rob Roy, Jesse James, and Francisco “Pancho” Villa, are famous throughout the world, the stuff of story and myth….