The nice weather is so close you can almost feel it approaching! And what better accompaniment for breezy sunny days than a refreshing hoppy American wheat ale. While many associate wheat beers with Hefeweizen and other sweet, yeast driven styles, the crisp, refreshing character of wheat malt also pairs amazingly well with fruity hops. We often release beers of a similar nature around this time of year (you may recall Shokyo Secchu, a collaboration with Shonan Beer, and Catcher in the Wheat), and this time we decided to put the focus on interesting southern hemisphere varieties.
Hops from the southern hemisphere have gotten a lot of recognition lately for their uniquely tropical and fruity character. Most notorious are Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand and Galaxy from Australia. For this beer, we decided to try two varieties that were new to us: Enigma and Vic Secret. Both varieties have a strong fruit and tropical character and are a perfect combination for an early summer wheat beer.
Naming: Packed full of hops from the southern hemisphere, this beer is the pefprfect companion for watching the sun go down on a beach down under.
Style: American Wheat Ale
Yeast: American Ale II
Gas Volumes: 2.4