Pike hefe: hefeweizen
Local two-row and Purple Egyptian barley pair with the Hefeweizen’s traditional wheat base to create a complex grain bill that uplifts subtle notes of banana and clove.
Purple Egyptian barley is prized for its earthy quality, mellow nutty character, and notes honey.
During fermentation, a reaction between acids and alcohol create the yeast esters that are responsible for the fruity notes in a Hefeweizen, while phenol compounds create the style’s signature clove-like notes.
“Hefe” refers to the yeast held in suspension giving Hefeweizens their cloudy appearance, while “weizen” means wheat, the other key ingredient to creating this light style with a full mouth-feel.
Grain: Skagit pale, malted wheat, Purple Egyptian