Posts Tagged ‘Wheat’

The Bruery Black Orchard

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

The Bruery is fairly new to the east coast, New Jersey at least.  I have just started seeing their beers here over the last couple months.  After trying their Saison Rue and the Trade Winds, I’ve been looking forward to trying more.  This next one from the Bruery, the Black Orchard, has a great description on the bottle: “..our unique distortion of teh Belgian witbier”.  How great is that?  Right on the label they tell us we like the wit, but screw it, we’re gonna mess with it completely!bruery_blachorchard

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New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Going nuts on the New Glarus Brewing Co. this week; My second one of the week.  What can I say with all the New Glarus beer I received (full disclosure, FTC) by trading brews with a fellow beer enthusiast in Wisconsin, I’m like a kid in a candy shop!  Even though it is fall, I decided to try the Dancing Man Wheat next in my new collection of New Glarus beers.  I’m pretty finicky about the Hefe’s I drink; I like them to be bold, cloudly, with tons of yeasty esters.  With a Description like this, I was expecting to be in good company:newglarus_dancing1 (more…)

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Flying Fish Exit 11

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

I love my Jersey Beers, there are so few Jersey Brewers that I have to make the time to review their beers, especially when they are getting as much publicity as this Exit Series of Beers (I’m not going to get into the ludicrous politics here).  Exit 11 on the New Jersey Turnpike is where several major New Jersey Highways intersect which give inspiration to this “Hoppy American Wheat” beer, a confluence of Belgian malt, wheat, and American hops.

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Amanti Vino Tasting: Extreme Beer & Extreme Cheese

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

First off I must thank my wife, this tasting plus the upcoming Dogfish Head Dinner was a fathers day gift.  Do I have the best wife or what!? The Extreme Beer & Extreme Cheese pairing was at Amanti Vino in Montclair, New Jersey.  To quite honest, I was a bit skeptical at first not knowing much about the store, except they carry a hand selected wines.  When I got to the store and saw the selection of beer they had, I was encouraged.  It was a very small selection of beer, but it was a section of top notch imported and craftbeer.  I was shocked when I saw they had the Dogfish head Sah’Tea.  I had not seen it anywhere and just that morning I had heard stores complaining on twitter that they hadn’t received it.  Now I was excited.amantivino_extreme_sahtea

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Beer Brawl 15 Hefe-Weizen

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

This weeks’ Beer Brawl is an attempt to bring back summer to New Jersey.  It has been raining for more days in a row then I can count.  So, we’re focusing on a traditional German Beer and also a great summer session beer, Hefe-Weizen for our 15th Beer Brawl. The “Hefe” is German for yeast and “Weizen” is for wheat, meaning the yeast is still in the wheat beer giving this style of beer its characteristic hazy appearance.  The yeast used in this style will typically give the beer unique banana and clove characteristics, often dry and sometime spicy or tart.  They are also low alcohol (session) beers, typically ranging from 4%-5.5% abv.beerbrawl15_hefeweizen

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Beer Review: Leipzinger Gose

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The Gose style has been around since the 1700′s and has experienced a bit of a resurrection of late with breweries in Leipzinger starting to make this style of beer again, including Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof.  This style of beer is a wheat beer,  Gose tends to be unfiltered, low hop profile, and makes use of spices such as coriander.

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