All Together Now Hopfenweizen: Great Lakes, Lakefront Brewery to release collaboration beer
(Milwaukee, WI) — Lakefront Brewery, Inc. and Great Lakes Brewing Co. jointly announced today the release of their collaboration beer, All Together Now Hopfenweizen, a hop-forward, German-style wheat ale. The breweries will unveil the limited, draft-only brew at 10:00 AM Friday morning, August 12, at Madison, Wisconsin’s Rigby Pub and Grill as part of their Great Taste of the Midwest pre-party.
Sitting down to discuss brewing a lighter beer style, appropriate for summer, Mark Hunger and Luther Paul, head brewers for Great Lakes and Lakefront, respectively, talked about brewing a hoppy wheat ale. The two brewers settled on a hopfenweizen, a style that emerged within the last decade, and melds American brewers’ skillful use of hops with the centuries-old German hefeweizen tradition. The collaborative brew’s apricot and orange aromas come from a healthy dose of U.S. grown hops, including the experimental Yellow Sub hop blend that Great Lakes contributed to the mix.
Collaboration between the breweries was not a new idea, according to Great Lakes’ Public Relations Supervisor, Marissa DeSantis. “Great Lakes and Lakefront […]