Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Schlafly Summer Helles

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Schlafly Summer Helles...$6.99 / 6pk
Schlafly Summer Helles....$12.99 / 12pk Cans
ABV: 4.5% | IBU: 17
APPEARANCE:Straw-colored, bright
PROCESS:German-style Helles
HOPS:Mittelfrüh, Magnum (DE)
MALTS:2-row and Europils malted barley, Carapils malt
YEAST:German Lager

Our Helles-Style Summer Lager is a bright, golden beer, perfect for summertime. The malts we use impart a wonderful, fresh grain character, reminiscent of European lagers. The German Noble hop, Mittelfrüh, lends a mild lemony, spicy flavor.

The German word “Helles” translates as “light” and “Lager” means “to store”. This beer style emerged in Germany through the Spaten Brewery’s marriage of British, Bohemian and German brewing techniques. This style is an integral part of brewing history and a predecessor of the straw-colored, light-bodied beers which are the most widely consumed beers in the world today. The lager yeast ferments the beer more slowly and at lower temperatures; it is then stored for maturation. This results in a beer which is more smooth and drinkable. Today, many American craft brewers offer this style as a maltier and hoppier alternative to American light lagers.

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