Hefeweitzen in the US

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2009/04/02 10:31:51 (permalink)

Hefeweitzen in the US

 Just curious, is this  even known as a beer in the states?...I happened upon a video that said there was a brewery doing Hefeweitzen in the states, so just wondering if anyone back there has a taste for this perfect brew?
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    plb
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    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 11:24:33 (permalink)
    Many brewerys do it here.  The most common is the one with a yellow label (I can't remember the name).
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    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 12:43:22 (permalink)
    It's considered a summer seasonal brew, there's a good 5-6 brands to choose from at any given outlet.  Very popular at the brewpubs too.  Post summer it falls out of seasonal distribution and there may just a couple to pick from.  You can likely find Sam Adams Hefe all year long nationally.
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    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 13:31:46 (permalink)
    UFO does Hefeweitzen.  Hoegaarden is also becoming more available on taps, but that is made in Belgium.
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    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 13:52:10 (permalink)
    Sam Adams and Long Trail both make a very good Hefewietzen.  I think I actually prefer the Long Trail.

    UFO is brewed by Harpoon, and they also make a Raspberry UFO.
    post edited by braunsteinm - 2009/04/02 13:53:17
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    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 13:54:31 (permalink)
    Shiner brewery also makes a decent Hefewietzen.
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    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 13:56:18 (permalink)
    Leinenkugel in Wisconsin makes one, available year round.
    http://www.leinie.com/honey_weiss.html

    Widmer brothers in Portland Or., year round as well.
    http://www.widmer.com/beer_hefeweizen.aspx

    Many fine brew pubs in Oregon serve it as well.


    So yes it is known of here in the states.  
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    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 14:56:00 (permalink)
    It is my favorite!  I love Widmer's which can be found in the grocery stores here.  It was best my first time around 12 or so years ago when served up in a pitcher at the Widmer Brewery in Portland.

    I've always asked for mine with lime and they always bring me lemon.

    Yes, I love it.

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    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 15:24:57 (permalink)
    ah, getting thirsty just thinking about it, used to sit on the deck at Emile's in KC and enjoy many on a summer afternoon.

    As others state, lots of brewpubs make wheat beers, often seasonal, Boulevard Brewery in KC makes excellent beer.
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    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/03 10:38:08 (permalink)
    The tavern in our village usually has Magic Hat Circus Boy on draft, an American-made Hefeweizen, although I've not tasted it.
    post edited by RubyRose - 2009/04/03 10:40:08
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    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/03 10:41:30 (permalink)
    RubyRose - I forgot about Circus Boy.  It is very good.  I like it much more than Widmer even.  And having it on draft is fantastic.  They serve half yards of it at a bar near me.
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    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/03 10:57:27 (permalink)
    Hefewieisen is available in every tavern and bar in Portland. Widmer's is everywhere and most of the micro-breweries make it. It is my beer of choice when i am out on the town.
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    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/03 14:41:50 (permalink)
    As Brisketboy mentioned up above, Shiner's makes their version in Texas and, Thank Heaven, it is available to us here in the Louisville area ! It is very good!
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