Hefeweitzen in the US

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RodBangkok
Cheeseburger
2009/04/02 10:31:51
 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?
plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 11:24:33
Many brewerys do it here.  The most common is the one with a yellow label (I can't remember the name).
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 12:43:22
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.
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 13:31:46
UFO does Hefeweitzen.  Hoegaarden is also becoming more available on taps, but that is made in Belgium.
Foodosaurus
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 13:52:10
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
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 13:54:31
Shiner brewery also makes a decent Hefewietzen.
pdxyyz
Cheeseburger
Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 13:56:18
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.  
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 14:56:00
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.

Beef&Fries
Hamburger
Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/02 15:24:57
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.
RubyRose
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/03 10:38:08
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
Foodosaurus
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/03 10:41:30
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.
mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/03 10:57:27
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.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Hefeweitzen in the US 2009/04/03 14:41:50
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!