Sauerteig Farmhouse Ale by Lighthouse Brewing Company in British Columbia, Canada

About Sauerteig Farmhouse Ale by Lighthouse Brewing Company

Sauerteig is German for sourdough and this beer was brewed with rye, spelt, wheat and barley – the same ingredients as sourdough bread as prepared by Byron Fry of Fry’s Red Wheat Bakery. This beer literally is liquid bread. It is tough to pour bread from a bottle but in this case it works pretty well. The Sauerteig Farmhouse Ale pours a lightly clouded, golden colour topped with a full two fingers of head. The head settles moderately leaving the glass’ sides free of lacing. This farmhouse ale smells of wheat, malt and has a citrus freshness to the aroma. Rye surprisingly does not come through in any strength despite its precedence in the ingredients list. The flavour kicks off with big carbonation and a full bodied wheat experience. Citrus notes along side light coriander make up the body in a fairly crisp package. The barley malt makes itself known through a malt forward flavour but much like the smell, rye content is rather hidden in the mix. Overall this beer has great flavour, a big body and a bit of an alcohol punch to boot. The farmhouse ale may not be well known but it is a delicious addition to the roster of BC Craft Beer.


Lighthouse Brewing Company is a quality first, progressive-thinking Craft Brewery making great beers for great people since 1998.

Lighthouse Brewing Company makes Sauerteig Farmhouse Ale Saison / Farmhouse Ale