Freetail Brewing Co. in San Antonio just tapped its new Self eSteem Texas Uncommon beer. It is somewhat crisp, a little rich fruit character and a mildly assertive citrus-like hop. This smacks of session beer and cries out for a second pint, very doable at just over 5 percent alcohol by volume.
The key is to ferment the beer at ale-like temperatures of more than 65 degrees, but using lager yeast that was designed to ferment at lower temperatures as perfected by Bohemian and Bavarian brewers.
Travis E. Poling
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