Prost Brewing Company - Weissbier
- Alcohol by Volume: 4.5%
- Bottle Size: No
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 12
- Serving Temperature: 45-50° F
- Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass
- Malts: Pilsen, Wheat, Munich
- Hops: Hallertau Tradition
Sadly, in our experience, most American brewers are not very adept at making authentic weissbier (a.k.a. hefeweizen). Prost is a different story. This Gold Medal winner at the 2015 GABF hits all the right notes. Expect a super hazy beer due to the unfiltered yeast, capped by a robust cap of foam. On the nose it’s as authentic as it gets: spicy clove, lemon, bubblegum, and banana, with a robust wheaty core. And, it all translates to the palate too. Look for a bold, wheat-driven center adorned with lightly acidic lemony highlights, the classic bubblegum and banana twins, spicy and earthy notes from both the hops and the yeast, and bright, lifting carbonation. Crisp, satisfying, refreshing, and very versatile with food, try this weissbier with traditional German dishes like weisswurst, or even a fresh, soft pretzel. Or, try something spicy along the lines of Mexican dishes, or perhaps shrimp skewers with a dusting of cayenne and a spritz of lemon. Prost!
When thinking about German culture, it’s hard not to immediately think of beer – a beverage so loved in Bavaria that it has its own massive festival. Such is the significance of beer to Germany, and also of Germany to the world of beer. In fact, many American brewers were originally inspired to their craft after living or traveling there, though, perhaps ironically, there are not a huge number of American breweries which specialize in German styles.
Prost Brewing Company is different. Founded in 2012 in the Lower Highlands area of Denver, Prost (which means the equivalent of “cheers” in German) set out from day one to focus on German beer styles and perfect them in a way not often seen in the American craft beer world. At the heart of the brewery is a 50+ year-old copper brewing system, which the team salvaged from the defunct Brauerei Hümmer in the Bavarian village of Breitengüßbach and had shipped all the way to the Mile-High City. Into this system go only German malts and hops, and out of it come extraordinarily true-to-style German brews.
For more information about the brewery, their impressive Bavarian-themed beer garden, or brewery tours, call 303-729-1175 or visit www.prostbrewing.com.
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