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We still remember well the first time we saw them, the tall glasses of Hefeweizen in the vast Bavarian beer gardens, the summer sun glowing through them under the linden trees. Many years later, here in Brooklyn, our very first batches were Hefeweizens, and we loved them so much that we brewed nothing else for six months. And yet, even as we labored happily and brought much joy to the people, we recalled the legend of even better times.

Once, long ago, there was a wheat beer so mighty that even the linden trees bowed in its presence. Known as Der Weizenhammer, this beer brought the warmth and sunshine of summer to its greatest heights and sustained the people as they prepared for a bountiful harvest. For ages, Der Weizenhammer was lost, but now it has been re-forged here in Brooklyn. 

Brooklyn Weizenhammer stands tall in the glass, radiating a hazy, deep golden hue and raising a pillowy white foam as beautiful as the songs of old. A big, brash weizenbock, the Weizenhammer smashes in with a rush of bold, juicy flavors and a bright zing of hops, then veers to a surprisingly dry finish. Another sip will beckon. Summer tomatoes will soar. Barbecue will be ennobled. Hamburgers will swoon. From spicy Mexican and Asian dishes to rich seafood, the pairings will inspire epic toasts that rattle off the rafters.

Come and swing the Weizenhammer.

Style: Strong Weizenbock
Malts: German Pilsner, Malted Wheat
Hops: Perle, Mosaic
Yeast: Our House Weisse Yeast
Alcohol by Volume: 7.8%
Original Gravity: 17.8° Plato
Food Pairings: Spicy Mexican and Asian dishes, barbecue, rich seafood and rich fresh cheeses.
Availability: Summer 2014
Format: Draft only

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