Wheaty Brewing Corps & Weihenstephan Wolperdinger

Wheaty Brewing Corps

Published December 20, 2016

Once you've collaborated on a beer with The Crafty Pint, where's left to go? Upwards, presumably, which is where the Wheaty Brewing Corps team headed earlier this year when they took advantage of a visit to Australia by Weihenstephan Braumeister Tobias Grollo to create a beer with the Bavarian brewery that lays claim to being the oldest in the world.

The hosts described the opportunity as a situation in which "us part-time ivory tinklers had been invited to jam with Bach; surreal and utterly implausible – in the best possible way" and agreed that they'd brew a beer with one foot in Bavarian tradition – a Dunkel [dark lager] – and one in The Wheaty – a "bucket load of shining hops". The name is that of a mythical Bavarian Bunyip-like creature, the beer a dark and malty one featuring recently developed German Hops Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon as well as local Enigma hop flowers that we're told lend Wolperdinger "a wine-like, melon and citrus zing" and "a firma bitterness". They reckon it's super smooth and balanced and will be pouring at the brewpub until it's gone.

Hoppy Dunkel
35 IBU

The Wheaty

Wheaty Brewing Corps

39 George Street
SA 5031

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