Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse

It's interesting that the only two Berliner Weisse style beers I know in any of the Western states (after a bit of research) are being brewed about 30 minutes from each other. Craftsman, in Pasadena, makes one on a limited basis, and The Bruery, in Placentia, has began to produce one. The Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery is the only one of the style I've actually had. And I've had it a handful of times now and really love it. It's roughly 3% ABV if I remember someone telling me that correctly... but that would be about average for the style. What I love about it is the light wheat taste it gives off against a very light and effervescent body. The tartness is only very mild, its not puckering like I've read certain German versions being. Either get to The Bruery during their tasting hours, or you might run into it on occasion at Beachwood BBQ.

Won Gold at the LA County Fair in the American or German Style Sour Ale.


Patrick Rue said...

Thanks for the mention, Steve! Keep up the great work with the blog. It's a great resource for beer in Southern CA.

Patrick Rue
The Bruery

Jay said...

One other west coast brewer tackling this style is ISLAND BREWING in Carpenteria, CA. Make that three.

Steve said...

Thanks Patrick, look to stopping by more whenever I get a chance (unfortunately not that often).

Good looking out Jay, good to know another brewery along the CA coast is making one too.

reed said...

Telegraph Brewing in Santa Barbara also makes a Berlinerweisse-inspired beer, called Telegraph Reserve Wheat, that Beachwood had on recently. Sort of like a cross between a Saison and Berlinerweisse, but definitely good.