Wow. Wait, what?
When most of us see WWW we either think of the World Wide Web or perhaps the Wild, Wild West – oh hey, Will Smith! – but in this case, WWW stands for To Øl’s Wild Wheat Weizen beer.
What is a Wild Wheat Weizen, you ask? Well, I wasn’t so sure myself, and couldn’t find anything about this beer online, so I reached out to the guys behind the beer for its story and received a super helpful and detailed response back. Thanks, Tore!
To Øl’s WWW is a wheat beer fermented with a mix of German weizen yeast (the yeast strain that gives German Weissbiers their banana, clove and bubblegum aromas) and Brettanomyces lambicus, a yeast strain alternative to the traditional brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces, that adds fruity, funky and slightly acidic notes to this beer.
While its foundation may be as a German wheat beer, the Wild Wheat Weizen was actually brewed as a tribute to the German Riesling wine! In addition to the fruit notes from the yeast, this beer was brewed with only the Hellertauer Blanc hop varietal, which gives “smooth mineralistic notes with pineapple, grape and lemongrass overtones,” according to Tore.
If there are beers you’d like to learn about, don’t hesitate to reach out to their makers, as they’re likely more than happy to share their beers’ stories. Or, just leave me a note in the comments and I’ll do the digging for you! There’s always more to learn!
P.S. The images for each story post are a section of the bottle label, however, as this beer was never bottled, I took a little liberty and imagined up my own version! 😉