Classic Bavarian unfiltered wheat beer: golden, fruity, and thirst-quenching with an immense head and complex, spicy clove character from a traditional yeast strain. Pair with sausage, pretzels & Dusseldorf mustard, vegetable pâté, or Crab Louis. Serve in an Ayinger weissebeer glass: pour most of the bottle; swirl to suspend yeast; pour the rest. ABV: 5.1%
The History of Brauweisse
Wheat beer has always been known as an elixir or tonic, especially if the brewer’s yeast was left in the bottled beer. A very popular beer style, in Germany and around the world.
Pale color, hazy; with a huge rocky head. Inviting and perhaps a bit tart in palate, this is “brut” beer with a delicious, smooth body from a grist bill of about 60% wheat. Flavor and aroma show the characteristic Ayinger elegance and perfect balance. Finishes with a subtle spicy, fruity note from a traditional Bavarian weissebier yeast strain – some tasters find they are reminded of cloves or ripe banana.
Weiss-wurst (veal sausage), pretzels, Dusseldorf mustard, mettwurst, vegetable pâté, crab Louis, sand dabs, fried smelts, Sunday brunch. Serve in tall vase-shaped weisse glass; a thin slice of lemon as garnish is a personal choice. Glass should accommodate 17-ounces.
This family-owned brewery in the foothills of the Alps is famous for a full range of award-winning Bavarian specialty beers.
Brauerei Aying has a long-standing reputation for excellence in beer and hospitality. Although Ayinger Brewery was founded in a picturesque village 25 kilometers from Munich in 1878, the site of the Ayinger Gasthaus Brewery Hotel has been one of Bavaria’s most famous restaurants for more than 500 years.
In the shadow of the Alps, nestled in the 1200 year-old village of Aying (pronounced eye-ing), Brauerei Aying produces 12 different styles of beers, more than most of the larger
breweries. The Ayinger Brewery has been owned and operated by the same family since 1878 and represents one of the most pleasant and interesting small breweries which are typical of Europe. Brewing good beer is the premier duty of Aying, and people come from all over the world to sample the wares.
In a land of wonderful breweries, Ayinger is considered a benchmark of excellence. In recent years, Ayinger regularly places first in every category entered in the World Beer Championships; the brewery has gold medals from the European Beer Star, the Helsinki Beer Fest, the Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival, the Calagary Brewfest, and the Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft (German Agricultural Society). In January 2015, ratebeer.com listed Ayinger as the “best brewery in Germany” based on thousands and thousands of consumer rankings.
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