Schneider, Brooklyn brewers collaborate

Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-WeisseBrewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler of G. Schneider & Son brewery joins Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver today in Brooklyn to brew Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse 2.0.

The strong pale weissbock (8% abv) is heavily dry-hopped with Drexler’s favorite American hop varieties. It will be fermented using the Schneider Weissbier strain of yeast. Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse will be part of The Brooklyn Brewery’s Brewmaster’s Reserve Series, and will be released on draft in mid-August.

Oliver visited the Schneider brewery in Germany nine weeks ago to brew the first version of Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse. This was essentially the same beer, but dry-hopped with the spicy Hallertauer Saphir variety of hop, grown in the fields near the Schneider brewery.

“Essentially, “I brewed a beer in Germany to celebrate Schneider’s hop terroir, and now Hans-Peter is brewing a beer in Brooklyn to celebrate our hop terroir,” Oliver said.

The bottle-conditioned Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse was released earlier this week, including in US markets where Schneider beers are sold.

7 Replies to “Schneider, Brooklyn brewers collaborate”

  1. Bwaaaaah!! I want some!!!

    …”including in US markets where Schneider beers are sold?” Oh yeah!!

  2. REAL weizen bier? In the US? NOT brewed with special malt to make it look cloudy ala American Wheat (no such creature!) A little info here, German weiss bier imported to US has NO yeast, is brewed for export using a protein in beer to make cloudy – we do not get many real beers – all are pasteurized, sorry!

    Am not so sure about dry hopping weis bier. Hops are not important in this family of beer (even IF is an ale).

  3. i was able to find a bottle from a chef friend of mine who’s beer list is amazing… i have yet to try it but from the couple specialty beer vendors i have talked do in the Mid-Hudson area of Ny have never even heard of it?

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