Inspired by the documentary "Beer Wars" I have taken on the daunting task of profiling a different beer every day in the month of November. The idea is to shine a light on some of the fabulous beers that don't have huge advertising budgets and don't command shelf space in the local super markets. These are the beers that you will find in the local taverns served by people who know and love beer.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Day 20 "Hopmonk Dunkelweizen" from Hopmunk Tavern in Sebastopol, Ca
Day 20 brings us to Sebastopol, Ca for a visit to Hopmunk Tavern. Today is my lovely Wife's Birthday and we are headed to The second annual Purple Pachyderm Pinot Party and musical extravaganza featuring the music of Les Claypool and friends.
The Hopmunk is a musci venue, restaurant and brewery. I tried all of their beers but I chose to profile the Dunkelweizen. This Bavarian-style Dark Wheat Beer is an unfiltered, top-fermented wheat beer brewed with dark roasted malted wheat and caramelized malted wheat in addition to pale malted barley. The complex flavors produced by the Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen yeast strain are enhanced by the roasted flavors from the dark malts. It is delicious as is all of their beers.
If you are ever in Sebastopol stop by and sample their brews. You won't regret it.