Topic Archives: Schlafly Brewer’s Choice Series

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Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale Joining Choice Series

Schlafly Yakima WheatSchlafly Yakima Wheat Ale is being tapped to join Schlafly’s Brewer’s Choice Series in 2012.   A wheat based ale brewed with northwest hops. (Yakima perhaps?)

Schlafly Brewer’s Choice beer styles are selected by our brewers.  This short run seasonal beer is available for a limited time.  Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale is a refreshing, hoppy wheat beer showcasing a variety of hops from Yakima Valley in Washington State.  

Style: Wheat Ale
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: TBA

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Yakima Wheat joins Schwarzbier, & Bavarian Style Weiss in the series.

Posted in New Beers, Schlafly Brewing

Schlafly Bavarian-Style Weissbier

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