Wheat beer is popular throughout the world, epitomized by the hefeweizens of Bavaria in Germany. While we enjoy the rich doughy texture of these beers, we prefer something a bit crisper and drier. Our house Belgian yeast gives a wonderful spice and banana nose but keeps the beer dry and drinkable. A splash of Australian hops accentuates the fruity yeast character, balances the creamy wheat texture, and rounds out this refreshing brew.
Naming: The milky white appearance of Nagoriyuki, or "Lingering Snow," is characteristic of a wheat beer and the name is a bit of a pun on our first wheat beer called Hatsuyuki, or "First Snow." While that beer was released around the time that snow begins to fall on the ski resorts in Japan, Nagoriyuki was first released during the last flakes of the season and the transition to spring skiing and snowboarding. While the powder snow no longer falls, long days of blue bird spring skiing call for a crisp and refreshing wheat beer. Since we had much feedback suggesting that this beer would be appealing throughout the Summer, we decided to keep making it until later in the year, and have it as part of our year-round line up as a limited release.
Style: Belgian Wheat Ale
Yeast: Belgian Ardennes
Gas Volumes: 2.5