This is the Lightning take on a smooth and freshening German style unfiltered wheat beer. The name hefeweizen means literally yeast (hefe) and white (weizen) beer. To be called a hefeweizen in Germany, the grain bill must have at least 50% malted wheat. This makes the process harder, but also makes for a smooth-tasting beer. We use 60% white wheat malt in our hefeweizen with the balance of the grain bill from imported “pilsnermalt.” We further encourage our Thunderweizen Ale to have a thirst-quenching finish by adding an amount of our own naturally produced lactic acid, and then smooth the beer with low temperature fermentation and cold storage prior to release.
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