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G. Schneider & Sohn: Schneider Weisse Original clone

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According to the website for G. Schneider & Sohn, “For centuries, wheat beer in Bavaria could only be brewed in royal breweries. By 1872, wheat beer had declined in popularity and, seeing an opportunity, royal brewer Georg Schneider purchased the brewing rights from the Bavarian King Ludwig II, rescuing the style from near extinction. Over 140 years later, the brewery still uses his same recipe and open fermentation process.”


How Did Hops End Up in Beer?

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Photo courtesy of Walter Konig There are some 350,000 known plant species on earth, but only one of them, Humulus lupulus, the hop plant, has become the universal flavoring agent for beer. Sure, brewers occasionally use other flavorings in their beers, such as coriander, passion fruit, or orange peel. Statistically, however, the perennial, herbaceous, creeping,


New World Berliner Weisse

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Achtung! The Germans are coming, the Germans are coming! As Daniel Fromson wrote in the Washington Post on August 27, 2013, “For decades, American brewers have infused foreign beer traditions with boldness and innovation — by reimagining the moderately bitter English IPA as the hop-saturated Titan of the U.S. craft-beer pantheon, for example. Now they’re


Helles and Kölsch: Germany’s Session Beers

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Nothing goes with summer like the bottom-fermented helles from Munich and the top-fermented Kölsch from Cologne.


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