Thursday, February 2, 2012

Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse Tapping Party @ Jake's Lincoln & Omaha

JAKE'S LINCOLN & OMAHA (2/3): When brewing giants collide, amazing stuff happens. In the case of this Friday, both Jake's Lincoln & Omaha will be the lucky recipients of such a happening. Many know of the Brooklyn Brewery, and surely all better beer lovers have enjoyed a delicious Bavarian wheat beer from the Schneider Weisse brewery (Aventinus anyone?... yes please) in Kelheim, Germany. To our delight, Garrett Oliver (Brooklyn Brewmaster) and his long-time friend Hans-Peter Drexler (Schneider Brewmaster) have collaborated to brew special beer at each others breweries. Starting with a similar pale Weizenbock base, they generously hopped both versions with the hops of their region (Amarillo in America, and Hallertauer in Germany). While us Nebraskans are not yet lucky enough to have distribution of the American made Brooklyn version, we are extremely lucky to have the opportunity to enjoy the Bavarian, Hallertauer hopped, German version. What they have come up with is truly special, and even more so delicious. As golden as a classic Hefeweizen, and packing the punch of 8.2% ABV Weizenbock, they created a beautiful marriage of wheat and hops while still staying soft and delicate on the palate. Perfection.

B. United description: "Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse is a collaboration between brewmasters Hans-Peter Drexler of the Schneider Weissbier Brewery and Garrett Oliver of The Brooklyn Brewery. Now, once again, together they bring you a small batch of their joint creation: a pale weissbock robustly dry-hopped with the Hallertauer Saphir variety grown in the fields near the Schneider brewery. Hoppy, zesty and supremely refreshing, Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse is a delicious blend of Bavarian craftsmanship and American ingenuity."

RateBeer: 98

5:30 pm Jake's Omaha (62nd & Maple)
5:00 pm Jake's Lincoln (14th & P St.)

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