Post by G. Sylvester Post by Randal
That sounds awesome. A hefe is one of the few styles that I seem to be
able to nail when homebrewing.
Doesn't all beer have yeast?
If we're talking about weissbier / hefeweizen, you should refer to them
as either of those names. Hefe is yeast. Weizen is the wheat.
Hefeweizen is the German term and Weissbier is the Bavarian dialect for
Maybe we could just lighten up a bit? Randal obviously knows what the hell
the beer is. And cross-language beer taxonomy is a muddled mess anyway,
particularly in this instance, where the Brothers Widmer have muddied the
waters a bit by calling their unfiltered wheat ale a hefeweizen. I often
refer to the Bavarian wheats as "hefes" when I'm talking with people who
know what one is. We're not in Germany, we're not ordering beers, we're just
discussing. No need to be the Beer Police. Oh, and yes, all beer has yeast,
but most of it has that yeast filtered out (homebrews being (usually) an
Your story reminds me of going to Wilkes-Barre and ordering the local lager,
Stegmaier. We walked into the first bar of the day, Dukey's, and told the
tarbender "Three Stegmaiers, please." And the guy says, "Oh, three Stegs?
Okay." We felt like we'd somehow screwed up. So when we went to the next
place, we bellied up and sang out, "Three Stegs!" And the man behind the
stick fixes us with the fish eye, and says, wearily, "You want Stegmaiers?"
Post by G. Sylvester
ok, enough bitching. Sorry.
Understood. Me too.
"As for talking shit in this NG, Lew, you're the undisputed king, and
that's no SHITE." -- Bob Skilnik, 1/31/02