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RodBangkok

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Hefeweitzen in the US Thu, 04/2/09 10:31 AM (permalink)
 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?
 
#1
    plb

    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US Thu, 04/2/09 11:24 AM (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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      WarToad

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      Re:Hefeweitzen in the US Thu, 04/2/09 12:43 PM (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.
       
      #3
        Stephen Rushmore Jr.

        Re:Hefeweitzen in the US Thu, 04/2/09 1:31 PM (permalink)
        UFO does Hefeweitzen.  Hoegaarden is also becoming more available on taps, but that is made in Belgium.
         
        #4
          Foodosaurus

          Re:Hefeweitzen in the US Thu, 04/2/09 1:52 PM (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.
          <message edited by braunsteinm on Thu, 04/2/09 1:53 PM>
           
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            brisketboy

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            Re:Hefeweitzen in the US Thu, 04/2/09 1:54 PM (permalink)
            Shiner brewery also makes a decent Hefewietzen.
             
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              pdxyyz

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              Re:Hefeweitzen in the US Thu, 04/2/09 1:56 PM (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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                mar52

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                Re:Hefeweitzen in the US Thu, 04/2/09 2:56 PM (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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                  Beef&Fries

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                  Re:Hefeweitzen in the US Thu, 04/2/09 3:24 PM (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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                    RubyRose

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                    Re:Hefeweitzen in the US Fri, 04/3/09 10:38 AM (permalink)
                    The tavern in our village usually has Magic Hat Circus Boy on draft, an American-made Hefeweizen, although I've not tasted it.
                    <message edited by RubyRose on Fri, 04/3/09 10:40 AM>
                     
                    #10
                      Foodosaurus

                      Re:Hefeweitzen in the US Fri, 04/3/09 10:41 AM (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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                        mr chips

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                        Re:Hefeweitzen in the US Fri, 04/3/09 10:57 AM (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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                          mayor al

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                          Re:Hefeweitzen in the US Fri, 04/3/09 2:41 PM (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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