This is one of my favorites. Born from an ethereal experience after a 5k run up in Traverse City, where they had beer during and after the race. I had this phenomennal beer with Galaxy hops. It was so delicious post-run, but was my inspiration for this beer. I’ve made it several times. This was the other beer entry in National Homebrew Competition.
Beautiful color of orange with a white frothy head. The beer is opaque and hazy from the flaked wheat. Nice perky hop aroma. Flavorful punch of hop zest on first drink that fills the mouth with exciting hop flavors, and full sweetness of the yeast. Finishes fairly crisp, with lingering hop bitterness trailing off into the distance.
Brewed: 2/13/2021. Distributed: 3/13/2021.
ABV: 5.4%, IBU: 83
Malts: Maris Otter, Flaked Wheat, White Wheat, Caramel 20L.
Hops: Hallertauer, Galaxy.
Yeast: White Labs WLP008 East Coast Ale