Tea Craft Inspiration: Mikkeller’s Gotcha Matcha

T e a C r a f t I n s p i r a t i o n : M i k k e l l e r s G o t c h a M a t c h a

With Mikkeller‘s reputation for playful experimentation and innovation, it was only a matter of time before green tea matcha made it into a brew. Gotcha Matcha is the handiwork of Mikkeller San Diego for the San Francisco Beer Week 2022. Untappd currently scores it as 3.77 with 26 ratings.


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Gotcha Matcha is described as a German style Pilsner with matcha. The few comments shown on Untapped are favorable, saying the beer has a nice matcha flavor without being overpowering. A milder matcha like Firsd Tea’s OCG025 Organic Matcha #2 would do the trick when used on the cold side.


One might expect a beer with matcha to have a greener color. If the matcha was infused on the cold side and then passed through a fine enough filtration system, the tea’s flavor would go through without any of the leaf powder. Matcha green tea is a powdered leaf, so the green powder, and thereby much of the color, will fall out of suspension.