Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dry Dock – Hefeweizen

Dry Dock is a brewery in Aurora, Colorado and they did very well at the 2010 GABF.  I purchased the Hefeweizen (4.3% ABV and 12 IBU) in a 22 oz. bomber and poured it into a large glass.  The beer is cloudy as is typical with the style and had a large head that quickly receded.  Dry Dock won a Silver medal at the 2010 GABF in the South German-Style Hefeweizen with this beer and it is very good.  Dry Dock describes their Hefeweizen as “a traditional cloudy German wheat ale with a HUGE banana nose and hints of bubblegum and vanilla.”  I like the taste of this one and it reminded me of a Belgian beer.  I paired it with a mixed salad, Cajun shrimp and French bread.  The beer went well with the salad and the bread, but it was a bit overpowered by the blue cheese in the salad and spicy shrimp – this was expected as the Hefeweizen is a lighter style.  Dry Dock did a great job with this beer and I would like to try more from them.

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