The featured beer painting for the day is of Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Frankfurt, Germany. When we fly to Europe, we fly on Condor over the North Pole from Alaska to Frankfurt, which is one of the biggest cities in the EU, and is centrally located. It is one of the most modern looking cities, with many skyscrapers. Due to its beautiful skyline, it has been called the Manhattan of Germany.
German breweries make the best hefeweizen. The German-style hefe from your local brewery will probably taste fresher, but just to see if the brewers are on target, try a true German one from time to time. A great example is the Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen, so buy a six-pack just to keep your palate grounded in reality. The Germans have two summer beers, hefe and pilsner. Pilsner is a little boring most of the time, but sure is refreshing. The hefe, on the other hand, has a lot going for it. Not a hop bomb, but fresh and citrusy, with malt and yeast flavors of cloves and banana. When traveling around Germany, tasting hefe in different cities, you’ll notice that the flavor changes based on the location. Steeped in tradition, almost every German brewery has over 150 years of experience, and they don’t fix what isn’t broken. The beer recipes are like treasure, and tradition is as important as making sure there is beer on the table for dinner. So the beer tastes the same time and time again. These guys keep it as close as possible to the recipe their great grandfathers were brewing!
Cheers to traditional German bier! What would the world come to if you couldn’t buy a bottle of Schöfferhofer in Alaska?