Brewer: Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn
Style: German Hefeweizen
The wheat beer-only Schneider brewery has mastered the grain, making a world-class weizenbock (strong wheat beer) and eisbock (even stronger) in addition to its standard hefeweizen. In fact, the brewers here are so renowned that Sierra Nevada sent a brewer to intern at Schneider before it made its own German-style wheat, Kellerweis. Schneider Weisse tastes earthy with raw wheat matched by impressive clove and banana yeast characters. If Sierra Nevada makes the quintessential American pale ale, Schneider makes the quintessential hefeweizen.