Brewer's Blog

Weizen Heimer

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Well, we've received a ton of fantastic complements on our Weizenbock - to which we all say thanks!
It seems that Peg City beer lovers are ready for beers with more flavour and are starting to expect it. Great, we're doing our jobs then.
I'll be heading to Regina this weekend with a few members of the Winnipeg Brew Bombers to judge in the A.L.E.S. Club's National Homebrew Competition. So this announcement for our next seasonal beer is a little early.
This Saturday (April 14th), we'll be releasing our new Weizen Heimer. This hefeweizen(hefe=yeast, weizen=wheat in German) is a traditionally styled brew native to Bavaria.

From the label:
Nothing beats kicking back on the deck at the cabin and taking in a classic Manitoba sunset. Our Hefeweizen captures that jovial atmosphere with a hazy golden body from a blend of wheat, two-row pale, and Munich malts. German grown Hallertau hops balance the fruity wheat malts with a light, spicy character. Finally, a burst of banana and clove aromas fill the air due the specially selected yeast culture. Try it with a light meal of grilled bratwurst, hot mustard, and potato salad. Serve at 6 C. in a tall Weizen glass. Bottle will contain sediment – which should be poured into the beer. 13 IBU 5.0% a/v
We'll be brewing a total of three batches of this beer, so there's no danger we'll run out of it that day. The MLCC stores will start receiving their shipments the week of the 16th.
Summer's almost here and we've got another tasty seasonal in the works after the Weizen Heimer, just in time for the may long weekend...
In other news: April is 20% off all Half Pints t-shirts - but there's a catch. You've got to bring me one of those cheap, barely passable for a shop rag t-shirts that the other breweries give away for nothing to get you to buy their barely passable as a cleaning fluid beer. You know the ones we're talking about. Trade it in for 20% off one of our t's and you can wear your local pride. We're hearing that people get stopped when wearing our t's out around town, so be prepared to spread the word!