From Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company in Parksville on Vancouver Island comes their “Comfortably Chum” a Hefeweizen. The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of wheat, yeast, orange, orange peel, banana and some perfumey floral notes. The flavour is of orange, orange peel, banana, clove, wheat and yeast. The alcohol content comes in at 5.5%. This was an interesting Hefeweizen with the mix of banana and citrus flavours but I enjoyed it.
Commercial Description: A traditional German style Hefeweizen with Canadian pilsner & brewed with malted wheat. A special German wheat beer strain adds a fantastic bouquet aroma & flavours of banana & clove. Lightly hopped with German Hallertau & finished with sweet orange peel. A complex recipe for simple pleasure. Best enjoyed in a glass.
From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria BC comes the “Red Fife Hefeweizen”. The beer pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of banana, bubblegum, clove, yeast and wheat. The flavour is of banana, wheat, citrus, yeast and bubblegum. The alcohol content comes in at 4.5% with an IBU of 20. I am not sure what the Red Fife Wheat adds to this beer but it is an enjoyable one.
Commercial Description: Red Fife Wheat, Canada’s first contribution to Slow Food International’s Arc of Taste, incorporated into this classic Bavarian style symbolizes brewing in the new world, blending old world techniques with new world opportunities.
From Hathi Brewing currently brewing out of Ravens Brewing in Abbotsford comes their “Mango Bango Hefeweizen”. The beer pours a cloudy mango juice colour with an orange head. The aroma consists of mango, banana, bubble gum, yeast and sweetness. The flavour is of mango, banana, bubblegum, yeast, wheat and a hint of some spices. The alcohol content comes in at 6.1%. I don’t usually go out of my way for a Hefeweizen but this one has a ton to offer with the addition of the mangos. I will be looking for more of this in the future.
Commercial Description: Our mango Bango Hefeweizen is a Traditional Wheat Beer producing flavours of Banana and Clove with an Indian twist of Alphonso mangos, native to Western India. This particular type of mango is known for being rich, sweet and sensuous to the palate. Grab a few bottles and share them with friends and family.
From Moody Ales out of Port Moody comes their “Sublime Pineapple Hefeweizen”. The beer pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of pineapple, citrus, grain, wheat and yeast. The flavour is of wheat, banana, pineapple, fruity notes, hint of bitterness and a semi sweet finish. The alcohol content comes in at 4.8% with an IBU of 22. This is a great beer for the hot weather of the summer.
Commercial Description: Mix together German Yeast, American hops, and pineapple juice and it adds up to sunshine. That’s beer math. But enough studying for today – it’s summertime. This beer may be cloudy, but the weather isn’t, so go outside, enjoy the sun, and cool down with this sessionable, fruity, refreshing brew.
From Penticton BC’s Tin Whistle Brewing comes their “Summertime Coconut Hopfenweisse”. The beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head. The aroma consists of coconut, wheat, tropical fruit, citrus, banana and some sweetness. The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, coconut, banana, wheat, bitterness, rind and pith. The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 20. This summer release reminds me of a cocktail almost and I feel that it will be really good for the hot summer months in the Okanagan or anywhere in BC.
Commercial Description: This delight has a foundation of the classic Weizen in all its wheat glory but is partnered with tropical, bright, hoppy flavours – courtesy of Citra and Mozaic hops. Coconut and banana flavours are the finishing touch.