Schlafly Bavarian Style Weissbier. Part of the brewery’s Brewer’s Choice Series.
Our Bavarian-style Weissbier is an authentic German-style unfiltered wheat beer, full of clove and banana characters. The unfiltered beer results in haziness, leaving the yeast and grain protein to provide extra mouth feel. While not a hoppy beer, the German Tettnang and Hallertau Tradition hops provide a minimum level of bitterness. The unique Bavarian ale yeast strain gives clove and banana flavors in the final beer.
Weissbier means “white beer” in German. Before the development of lighter colored malts, Germans produced beers from wheat, darker in color and not categorized as wheat beers. In 1516, German Purity Laws went into effect, making barley the only acceptable malt in the brewing of beer. This should have ended the production of Weissbiers. Luckily, German nobility allowed brewers to continue brewing Weissbiers in exchange for large bribes. Weissbier has grown in popularity since World War II, and sales now rival those of Bavarian lager brews.
Style: Wheat Beer
Hops: Tettnang (DE), Hallertau Tradition (DE)
Malts: 2-row malted barley, wheat malt, Munich malt, flaked wheat
Yeast: Bavarian Weiss
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft.
4.9% ABV, 19 IBUs