From Binding-Brauerei in Germany comes their “Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Raddler”. The radler pours an orange colour with a white fluffy head. The aroma is wholly of grapefruit juice. The flavour is of grapefruit juice, sweetness with only a hint of grain and wheat from the 50% Hefeweizen. The alcohol content comes in at 2.5% the standard for the style. You are not going to go wrong with a good radler in the summer and the summer is on the way!
Commercial Description: As you might’ve guessed we’re from Germany, but what might surprise you is that we’re the world’s first Hefeweizen (wheat beer) grapefruit beer. Best served cold, it’s the perfect casual brew to cool you off during the summer, but it can be enjoyed all year round any time of the day. It’s a true 50/50 blend of total refreshment made from 50% Schofferhofer Hefeweizen blended with 50% carbonated juice of 100% natural ingredients.
On September 28th, 2013 Steamwhistle out of Toronto Ontario held an Oktoberfest party at the Vancouver Alpen Club in Vancouver BC. Every person that attended received a free Steamwhistle Pilsner as well as a 1L stein to take home. The venue was set up as a long table hall like you would find in Germany for Oktoberfest. Tickets were only $18 witch is pretty good value! They had german food like schnitzel and German sausages for purchase. Beer was sold by the glass or the pitcher and beer was flying out of the taps! There was live entertainment and crowd participation during the eventing to liven up the celebration. There were a few issues like long lines for beer as there was only one bar and one barrel pouring but you got to know way more people.
Overall it was a fun event and I hope that with a few more bars being open next year it will be that much better!