Hefeweizen

Like the fog lingering over the bay, out take on the classic wheat beer is unfiltered for a hazy appearance and fluffy mouthfeel. It’s a smooth, easy drinker, with notes of fresh banana and clove spice that finishes with a soft, mellow sweetness. Just say: “hay-fuh-vite-sun!”

The Hefe Story:

When Drake’s set out to make our Hefe, we knew we wanted to do right by this classic Bavarian style wheat beer with its refreshing light citrus from malted wheat with spicy phenolic and fruity ester aromas derived from the German yeast strain. We brought in a true Hefeweizen yeast for our Hefe, but kept the fermentation temperatures slightly lower than those used in Bavaria. The result? Our Hefe is more in line with the tastes of West Coast drinkers with its refreshing and relatively dry finish and a subtle accent of the traditional flavors of banana and clove.


Food Pairings

  • Sausage with Sweet Mustard
  • Arugula Salad with Citrusy Vinaigrette and Chèvre
  • Lemon Meringue Pie

  Facts

  • Malt: 2-Row Malted Barley, White Wheat
  • Hops: Vanguard (Whirlpool); Warrior (Bittering).
  • Yeast: Bavarian Hefeweizen Ale Yeast
  • Original Gravity: 10.3 Degrees Plato
  • Final Gravity: 1.8 Degrees Plato
  • Alc/Vol: 4.5%
  • IBUs: 15

  Awards

  • Gold 2015 California State Fair
  • Bronze 2003 California State Fair
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