German Weissbier, All-Grain Recipe Kit
An authentic German Wheat Beer
German Weissbier is a traditional beer from the Bavaria region in Germany. It is characterized by its high carbonation, banana and clove yeast flavors, lack of bitterness, and cloudy finish. We have balanced this Weissbier to impart the traditional flavors yet not have the banana and clove flavors overpower this subtle beer.
So why are we not calling this a Hefeweizen? Well, we probably could have. The term Hefeweizen has become synonymous with this style of beer but we feel that “Weissbier” is more “True to Style” … and it’s our recipe.
This beer has a distinct history in that it was an “outlaw” beer because it did not follow the Reinheitsgebot purity law established in Bavaria in 1516, which stated that only barley could be used as a grain in beer. The Royals of Bavaria had the age-old political solution to this issue: they exempted themselves from the law! The Dukes of Degenberg set up a brewery on the border with Czech. They paid a tax for the privilege of “breaking the law”. In the early 1600’s, the last Duke of Degenberg died and the ruling Wittelsbachs gained control of Weissbier. Duke Maximilian quickly expanded production by brewing Weissbier all over Bavaria. This monopoly provided about one third of the entire State revenue for Bavaria at the time and helped the Bavarians fund their army in the 30 year war.
So, enjoy brewing and drinking this historic beer, but don’t forget to watch over your shoulder for the beer police. You’re breaking the Reinheitsgebot!
New to Brewing or just need a refresher? Check out our "New To Brewing Guide" for easy to follow instructions for extract or all grain brewing!
This kit includes:
- All the grain and hops needed to brew
- Hop bag
- Grain Bag
- ABV - 5.6%
- Original Gravity - 1.052
- Final Gravity - 1.014
- IBU - 15
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