Also known as the “Champagne of the North”, Berliner Weisse is a very pale, refreshing, low-alcohol German wheat beer with a clean lactic sourness, very high carbonation, and a light bread dough malt flavor to support the sourness.
More malt flavor and a bit more fruitiness than American Lager. Very similar to Kolsch, but often with a corny adjunct character. Clean, well-attenuated, flavorful and easy drinking American “lawnmower” beer.
A collision between Witbier and American IPA, this beer features fruity yeast character from Belgian yeast, the spices common in a Witbier, and the heavy hopping of an American IPA. A true mashup style that is relatively recent in the beer world.
A pale, hoppy, characterful beer featuring citrusy and piney American hops, and a moderate malt backbone. This beer was the launchpad for craft beer in the United States, and it hasn’t lost its luster. If you ask a beer lover what got them into craft, chances are they’ll name one of these.