The special brew features a 50/50 split of extra pale pilsner malt and Brooklyn Kura’s American-grown rice inoculated with koji mold, an essential ingredient in sake. But instead of being brewed into a batch of sake, the rice was transported a few blocks south to the Five Boroughs brewery. There, the rice was brewed, cold fermented and allowed to mature according to traditional lagering methods, with the intent of allowing the koji’s citrusy, fresh rice character to play center stage.
The result is Sunset Kura, a unique, unfiltered and unrefined lager unlike any other (4.5% ABV). It will be available at the Five Boroughs taproom beginning on May 5th, until supplies last.