The Bruery Is Brewing A Horchata Beer

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Off the heels of its recent Thai iced tea beer, The Bruery is working on another experimental brew inspired by a popular ethnic beverage.

Or Xata is reminiscent of horchata, the sweetened rice-water drink often chugged to quell the burn of Mexican food. Bruery founder Patrick Rue says the idea for this beer had been thrown around for years.

"Horchata is certainly a delicious beverage that's pretty unusual--milky, sweet, a little spicy, and somehow refreshing and palate cleansing," Rue says. "With our new pilot system in operation, I thought this would be a great opportunity to develop a recipe around this concept. The first crack at brewing it on our pilot system didn't work out too well, so we made a few tweaks and found the recipe we liked on the second attempt. Along with our base malt, this beer contains a lot of rice, lactose (milk sugar) and rolled oats, along with a fairly neutral yeast strain and spiced it with vanilla bean and cinnamon. The result is definitely somewhere between beer and horchata--a sweet, creamy beverage with a background of cinnamon and vanilla."

Or Xata, which has an anticipated ABV of 7.5%, will be released to the brewery's Preservation Society members in early October. There will also be limited distribution and draft sales at The Bruery tasting room.

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715 Dunn Way, Placentia, CA

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25 comments
Andres Rivas
Andres Rivas

wow, ¡Viva pues, la Virge de Guadalupe! ¡Viva la América, por la cual vamos a combatir! ¡Muerte a los gachupines!....oh wait....

José-Ariel Cuevas
José-Ariel Cuevas

If a certain segment of the population dig banana bread beer, then sure, why not.

Jerry Vazquez
Jerry Vazquez

Orales party after school at Gustavos house!

Aileen Calor
Aileen Calor

sounds so cool and refreshing. when will they come up with tamarind beer?

Goldi Crystal
Goldi Crystal

Iced Chai tea is what we talked about before. I've never heard of Thai iced tea, though....I was just thinking a bubbly horchata sounds good -- especially with this hellish heat that's starting to hit the southwest.

Lopez Marcela Rojas
Lopez Marcela Rojas

Is that kinda like the stuff you told me about!? but with alcohol? I'm buying some this weekend! :)

Charles Quinton
Charles Quinton

Not sure whether it would be awesome or awful, but I gotta try one.

beerAdvocate
beerAdvocate

@MK Brewing Company People are aloud to create what they think is their own no matter what variations are out there

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