Our signature kettle-sour, Coriolis Effect is a long beloved, classic Berliner Weisse that’s been brewed each summer since 2015. While summer is a great time to enjoy Coriolis Effect, the people have spoken, and it’s unanimous that being available year-round is an even better option. Coriolis Effect will be back in action just in time to woo your sweetheart this February, and will now be available year-round at the brewery and coming soon to the LCBO and grocery stores.
What’s with the name you ask? Well, the rotation of the Earth causes an interesting phenomenon on free moving objects. The Coriolis effect tries to force winds to shift towards the right or left, depending on the hemisphere you’re in. So you never know what life is going to throw at you. But we all get to make choices. Often times those choices define who we are.
Coriolis Effect Berliner Weisse makes the most of those choices at a cool 3.5% ABV it’s the perfect beer to accompany your weekend chores, for hanging out with friends or enjoying a low-key evening in. While it’s tame on the ABV scale, it’s unforgivingly reckless in flavour. A sharp acidity immediately greets you on the nose, followed by light herbal notes and a touch of lemon citrus. Your first sip is a doozy! A mouth-puckering tartness welcomes you, but it quickly fades into a sharp blast of lemon citrus and a thirst quenching acidity. Perfect for a patio, after the game or with a nice light salad, you can also be adventurous and add your own favourite juice to it to create a unique twist on this light ale.
Sam Corbeil, Sawdust City Brewing Company Brewmaster & Co-founder recalls how Coriolis came to be. “A number of years ago, Matt Bod from BarHop and I discussed brewing a Berliner Weisse ale for the summer time. BarHop’s chef at the time created syrups for the beer from ingredients he sourced locally. We served it in the traditional method you’d see in Berlin; in a bowl-shaped glass with flavoured syrups. We did a small amount that first summer and it really took off. After that first year, we decided we wanted to brew it on a larger scale. After some minor tweaks to the recipe, including adding more Idaho 7 hops at the end of the boil to bring out a little bit more lemon character, we were off. Since those early days it’s become a summer time favourite here at Sawdust City, and we’re thrilled to see the demand grow year after year, so much so that now it’s a sought after style year-round. So year-round, here we come.”
Coriolis Effect is the perfect beer to deviate from the status quo and enjoy as you turn in a different direction from your regular summer brew. So whether you’re feeling sweet or sour this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered. Look for Coriolis Effect at our brewery and online store February 14th, 2019 and coming soon to your local LCBO and grocery store shelves.