The Less Desirables Beer of the Week is “the taste of tradition,” the original, the classic: Weihenstephaner from Weihenstephan Brewery, touted as “The World’s Oldest Brewery.” The Less Desirables Beer of the Week is brought to you by City Beverage, the Official Beer Sponsor of The Less Desirables.
This is it. The world’s oldest brewery (since 1040) presenting it’s flagship beer, Weihenstephaner hefe weissbier. It’s German goodness in all its glory. I first had this beer about 15 years ago when Mr. Dunderbak’s was still in the Hanes Mall. I spent a lot of time in there drinking and eating sausages and such. It was fantastic and so was this beer (bier). It’s the first place I ever heard of the Reinheitsgebot, or German purity law of 1516. This is one of the beers that set me on a quest to try any and everything I could from foreign countries be it food or (especially) beer. I will say that I prefer the dunkel version of this but, it’s still great!
It’s a creamy wheat beer that has a great color, flavor and aroma. BeerAdvocate rates it at 98 (World-Class) and the Bros have it at 100 (World-Class). Untappd has it at 3.85. I can’t wait to drink this old favorite again. Tune in this week to hear what Caitlin, Eugene, Jeff Sykes of Yes! Weekly and I think about this beer. You can go pick up your sixer at 915 Burke St, that’s City Beverage. Tell Spencer you heard it’s the Beer of the Week and you’ll get 5% off your order. Tell us what you think and what you’d recommend we try. Enjoy! Prost!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“It is full bodied and with a smooth yeast taste. To be enjoyed at any time,goes excellently with fish and seafood, with spicy cheese and especially with the traditional Bavarian veal sausage. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.”– Weihenstephan website