American wheat ales have a moderate wheat character and are brewed with American yeast strains. Citrus and spice are noticeable in American wheat ales, less banana and clove like many German hefeweizens you might have had. Hops are definitely more prevalent in American wheat ales. Sch’Wheat! Is intended to be kind of a gateway beer by Sweetwater. There is still a huge part of the beer drinking population that has never even tasted a craft beer, much less an unfiltered beer full of wheat. Not every craft beer is one that you would want to hand to a friend to try hoping to get them hooked on craft beers (some are so bold in flavor, it could be a turn off.) This offering of Sch’Wheat! aspires to be a transition into the world of craft beer with a light, subtle, easy drinking session beer.
Sch’Wheat! will debut in the Sweetwater Tacklebox variety packs first, then at Sweetwater’s 420 Fest, then full launch on tap handles and 6pks shortly after. Tasting notes, and more info on official launch coming soon…
UPDATE – Sch’Wheat! will replace Sweetwater’s Summer Hummer seasonal.