Saturday, September 08, 2012

Pic(k) of the Week: Weizen sippers

Weizen sippers

These two patrons of World of Beer are enjoying their hefe-weizens.

Arlington (Ballston), Virginia.
6 August 2012.

In the foreground, she's sipping a weizen brewed by G. Schneider & Sohn (Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany). In the background, she's drinking a wheat beer adorned with a slice of fruit, an accouterment one would not see in Germany.

  • "Weissbier is the classical wheat beer of Bavaria <...> Weissbier means "white beer" in German. This name derives from the yellowish-white tinge that is imparted by the pale wheat and barley malts from which the beer is made. Outside Bavaria, most weissbier is better known as hefeweizen, literally "yeast wheat" in German. This name is derived from the fact that it is a wheat-based beer that is usually packaged unfiltered, with plenty of yeast turbidity in the finished beer."
    The Oxford Companion to Beer
  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as subject. Commercial use requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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