Weizen / Weissbier / Hefeweizen

Two Brothers Ebel's Weiss

Two Brothers Ebel’s Weiss

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There are those beers that you think everybody has tried. In Chicago, Two Brothers Brewing Company is one of those breweries that produces just such beers. So, when I took a look on The Perfectly Happy Man before embarking on a journey of taste with Ebel’s Weiss, I was surprised to see that this beer […] ... [Read more]

New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat

New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat

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For the longest time I have avoided Hefeweizen. Years ago I ordered Hacker-Pschorr every now and then, but when I got into craft beer for real, the heavy and unfiltered banana & clove was just too much for me. It was too thick, sweet and musty of a style for me. I had more important […] ... [Read more]

New Glarus Unplugged Imperial Weizen

New Glarus Unplugged Imperial Weizen

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When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Wisconsin? Drink New Glarus. I try to abide by this mantra each and every time I make a trip to or through this neighboring state. New Glarus has become a hot commodity to the Chicagoan, in part, I’m sure, to it’s exclusivity to the land […] ... [Read more]

Mission St. Hefeweizen

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There are few days where I feel justified in cracking open a bomber. Usually, I have time enough for 12 ounces of brew before the duties of life come quickly calling and I’m off to the next errand, diaper change or family get-together. I’m not bitter, I promise, but when I have a Sunday afternoon […] ... [Read more]

Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier

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In keeping with Tom’s review on Saison Dupont, I also recently partook in a famous, celebrated beer that has been on my “to try” list for months: Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier. The Weihenstephan Brewery in Germany can trace its roots all the way back to the year 768, and claims to be the oldest working brewery […] ... [Read more]

Two Brothers Bare Tree Weiss Wine 2009

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I picked up a bottle of Two Brothers Bare Tree 2009 at Whole Foods (a.k.a “Whole Paycheck”) last weekend and was looking forward to opening this unique bottle. This one is vintage 2009, a weiss wine, in a green bottle that’s more like a mini wine bottle. Unfortunately, there is little information on this series […] ... [Read more]

Plank Bavarian Hefeweizen

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Everyone loves a winner, myself included. I decided to try Plank because it was marked as a customer’s choice at a local store and it advertised itself as a World Beer Cup medal winner. I figured if the people and the judges agreed, it was worth trying. In the end, I liked it and I […] ... [Read more]

Erdinger Hefeweizen

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After my glass of Erdinger, I couldn’t quite recall why I choose to taste this brew in the first place. The bottle’s label is as plain as the taste, and I’ve never seen the beer advertised or featured. As it happens, a Binny’s employee recommended Erdinger to me when I solicited hefeweizen suggestions. I’m thankful […] ... [Read more]

Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier

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In the world of German Weiss beers there are a couple terms which I have seemed to confuse and blend together. After reading Randy Mosher’s book Tasting Beer I finally got a good handle on my terms. The titles “weis,” “weiss,” “weisse” simply mean white. They usually describe a hazy, pale beer brewed with wheat […] ... [Read more]

Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse

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Holy ****!!! Once in a while you find a beer that rocks your socks off. This can either be in a good way, or disappointingly, unpleasant if the beer is not your style. Fortunately for me this brew was pure beer ecstasy. Maybe it was the anticipation of finally trying a beer that I had […] ... [Read more]