Evil Twin/Westbrook Nomader Weisse

Evil Twin/Westbrook Brewing Company Nomader Weisse 5% ABV Drinking a good Berliner weisse can definitely invite overindulgence. The tart finish on each sip leaves you wanting more, and it’s hard to get satisfaction until you’ve worked yourself into a frenzy and finished the glass. Good thing this stuff is only 5% ABV. It’s a wheat … [ Read more]

Tin Whiskers Wheatstone Bridge

Tin Whiskers Brewing Company Wheatstone Bridge 5.4% ABV There are plenty of bland, easy-drinking wheat beers in the craft-beer market. Tin Whiskers shows they’re too cool for that with their Wheatstone Bridge. It’s tart, sweet, and stays refreshing even with creative additions of chamomile and honey. It’s the beer that Tin Whiskers fans have been … [ Read more]

Svyturys Balta (Svytuys White)

Svyturys Brewery Balta (Svytuys White) 5.0% ABV What is essentially a wheat hefeweizen, Baltas—also referred to as Svyturys White—shows a deep golden color with a slight haze when poured; the initial thin white head dissipates quickly. The nose carries some serious banana Laffy Taffy notes along with grains and apple skins. The Belgian yeast wields … [ Read more]

Joseph Wolf Brewing Berlin Style Weisse: Sour Wheat Ale

Joseph Wolf Brewing Berlin Style Weisse: Sour Wheat Ale 4.3% ABV After 93-years since Joseph Wolf last brewed in Stillwater, his granddaughters began reviving his legacy with three flagship beers, including this sour wheat Berlin-style weisse. This straw-colored ale has aromas of tart lemons. The taste is slightly sour with a bubbly champagne mouthfeel that … [ Read more]

Schell’s Dawn of Aurora

Schell’s Dawn of Aurora 8% ABV, 5 IBU Schell’s is on a beautiful track. With the Noble Star Collection, they have shown that they can still surprise us and Dawn of Aurora is no exception. This Berliner weisse has been carefully crafted to provide a light, slightly tart experience laden with notes of sweet fruits. … [ Read more]

Milwaukee Brewing Company O-Gii

Milwaukee Brewing Company O-Gii 9.2% ABV MKE is on the forefront of experimental, unique, and delicious beer. O-Gii is an imperial wit brewed with chamomile tea, which works so well it’s surprising more brewers haven’t followed suit. O-Gii’s flavor is a deep bready base punctuated by coriander spiciness. The body is fuller than a typical … [ Read more]

Blacklist Brewing Imperial Hefe with Grapefruit Zest

Blacklist Brewing Imperial Hefe with Grapefruit Zest 8.0% ABV Yearning for summer, you say? If Blacklist had a vote, it would be year round with their Imperial Hefe with Grapefruit Zest (they say so themselves). Get your corkscrew for this one, per warning on the bottle, as Blacklist doesn’t joke around with the cork and seal. … [ Read more]

Bell’s Oarsman

Bell’s Oarsman 4.0% ABV, 10 IBU Bell’s Oarsman offers us a different take on a session beer. Oarsman is a sour mash wheat beer created with a brewing method used in classic Germany, giving this beer its effortless tang. Having complex flavor and hitting only 4.0%, this beer has definite drinkability. Pours a light golden color, … [ Read more]

Bell’s Brewing Smitten Golden Rye Ale

Bell’s Brewing Smitten Golden Rye Ale ABV: 6.0% Smitten pours a beautiful golden color, with inviting aromas of citrus and pine wafting up from the glass.  Rye malt and hops are a match made in heaven, and this beer doesn’t disappoint.  This beer is dry, with a refreshing hoppy bitterness and notes of black pepper.  It … [ Read more]

Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Wild

Lagunitas Brewing ABV: 8.8% Fresh off the truck from Petaluma, California, Lagunitas brings us Little Sumpin’ Wild, the seasonal offering of their year-round staple,  Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’. Lagunitas got a little help from their friends in Belgium by using Westmalle Trappist Yeast in this pale wheat ale. Weighing in at a hefty 8.8% ABV, this golden straw … [ Read more]

New Belgium Coconut Curry Hefeweizen

New Belgium Brewing ABV: 8%, IBU: 14 Take a leap of faith with Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series. This truly unique beer has a bright and hazy golden color, that would leave King Midas himself envious!  It’s 8% ABV is flawlessly disguised among a menagerie of spice notes including cinnamon, nutmeg and … [ Read more]

Ayinger Ur Weisse

Ayinger ABV: 5.8% | IBU: 12 This is an old-fashioned style Hefeweizen, and possibly the best of its style. It pours murky amber and bursts with banana and molasses aromas. Its creamy mouthfeel leads into flavors of spicy clove and banana, alongside brown sugar with a hint of vanilla and caramel. Ur-Weisse pairs with mornings … [ Read more]

Fulton Libertine

Fulton ABV: 8.5% | IBU: 45 A libertine lives life fully and strives against normality. Fulton’s Libertine is both satisfying and surprising. The wave of toast, nuttiness, and caramel, paired with slight fruit and heat on the nose is welcoming and expected for a cold weather seasonal, but the dry spicy rye notes and hoppy finish grant … [ Read more]

Schneider Aventinus Weizenbock

Schneider ABV: 8.2% | IBU: — Authentic German Weizenbock? Yes please! This beauty pours light copper brown with a thin off-white head. The ever present banana and clove typical of German wheat beers is apparent on the nose along with lingering toffee and caramel aromas. The smooth and creamy texture is accompanied by flavors of … [ Read more]

Two Brothers Cane and Ebel

Two Brothers ABV: 7.0% | IBU: 68 Out of Illinois, Two Brothers brewing company sets an impressive standard with Cane and Ebel red ale. The Thai palm sugar sweetness of this 7.0% ABV beer has a strong bitter to balance and finishes dry. The smell is warm with rye tang and offers an inviting caramel … [ Read more]