Sand Creek Brewing Company - Woody's Wheat

Sand Creek Brewing Company - Woody's Wheat

Beer Club featured in U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club

Country:

United States

Alcohol by Volume:

4.50%

Sand Creek Brewing Company - Woody's Wheat

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.50%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 12
  • Serving Temperature: 40-48° F
  • Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass
  • Malts: Pale, Whole Wheat, Pilsen
  • Hops: Perle
You'll have to work a bit to get the roused wheat and yeast sediment up from the bottom of the bottle, but we encourage you to go for it. Pour 2/3 of the beer into your glass, then give the bottle a few rough swirls clockwise and counterclockwise, peering into the tilted bottle to see if the layer has been brought up—then add this to your glass. The beer becomes cloudy, adding flavor and B-vitamins. On the nose, expect a great big ol' wheat twang that is just unmistakable. Go ahead and sniff out the lightly sour notes if you're not already familiar with a bold, wheat-heavy nose. Look for underripened bananas and plantains on the nose, plus cloves, lemon zest, and Granny Smith green apples. This beer is highly thirst quenching, yet still full of flavor, mirroring what hits the nose, with young banana notes (giving that characteristic light bitterness found in unripe bananas), less clove than implied by the nose but with more green apple character, and a thirst-quenching, gentle wheaty sourness, rounded out by some finishing lemony notes. Expect a spry carbonation level to intensify a light bite at the end. This beer holds up quite nicely even when approaching warmer temps, at which point bubble gum notes really blossom. Pair with a Mediterranean style salad.
Brewmaster Cory Schroeder began homebrewing in his spare time in the late 1980s and soon realized his knack for crafting good beers. In the late 1990s, he teamed up with business partner Jim Wiesender, and the two set out to build a brewery on the Schroeder family dairy farm. A large shed served as the brewery location, with various scrounged-up materials serving as the brewing vessels, including a refrigerator semi-trailer which became the beer cooler, and pudding tanks as the mash and brew kettles. The Sand Creek Brewing Company opened for business in 1999, marketing their ales in local taverns and restaurants and via promotion at beer festivals throughout Wisconsin, all the while working to expand and upgrade their brewing facilities. In early 2004 they acquired the historic Pioneer Brewing Company in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, and relocated to that facility. The move expanded their beer line up to over 29 different products on a proprietary and contract level. Pioneer Brewmaster Todd Krueger has remained as Head Brewmaster and is now a partner in the new brewery operation. He is a three-time World Beer Championship gold medalist—quite an asset to the brewery. For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (715) 284-7553 or check out their web site at www.sandcreekbrewing.com.
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