Monday, July 22, 2013
Freddy from SweetWater Brewing recently started shipping his Waterkeeper Hefeweizen down to us in South Florida. With this bottle he put a note on the label. You can read it in full below, but basically it's a reminder that clean water is a precious resource, for drinking, skinny dipping, brewing and fishing. Seriously, he's got his priorities set!
The label, plain and boring, just a blue streak river and a logo of a fish. That fish, however, makes the beer project cool. This is a beer that benefits the Waterkeeper Alliance. You can probably guess what their mission is, but if not, or if you'd like to get involved, here is the website. And remember, fix that leaky faucet and don't flush #1 if you're home alone in your underwear all day. Best enjoyed by 09/05/13.
Big banana in the nose right from the bottle. Fruity, spicy aroma with a little tart zing too. Nice wheaty flavor and texture coupled with that same banana start the flavors off. There is also plenty of lemon. Spicy cloves and light fruit round out a pretty simple beer. Well carbonated. Texture a bit grabby on my palate, which detracted from overall refreshment. I could use a little less of that, but this was an enjoyable easy drinking brew.