Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bronze medal for Hefeweizen at the Great American Beer Festival!


There's Justin and Ryan accepting our bronze medal for Hefeweizen at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival!  That makes two medals for our Hefeweizen, after a gold medal in 2004.  (I bet they haven't had to pay for a beer all night!)

We are always proud of our Hefeweizen, from its use of only authentic German wheat malt and a true German yeast, to our use of the traditional form of bottle-conditioning using only high-krausen wort (where a portion of hefeweizen made the night before is added just before bottling, undergoing a secondary fermentation in the bottle).  We always love when German tourists in Nashville give a suspicious glance when we recommend our hefe - only to say "it's guut!"when they drink it!  But it's especially nice to win a medal for it, at the equivalent of the Oscars for brewers.  Prost!

3 comments:

Jeremy Bastoky said...

Congrats! I didn't know you guess did bottle conditioning. It's even cooler that it's done by krausening. Why don't you see a lot of sediment in the bottle? Just not a highly flocculant yeast?

Jacob Long said...
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Jacob Long said...

Awesome. Had your Hefe for the first time last night and I think it tops Franziskaner as my new favorite. Expect lots of business from this Memphis fan!