Penn Weizen ( Pittsburgh, PA )

This World Cup 2008 Silver Medalist starts with an impressive banana and spices aroma and pours a murky dark brown with a small tan head. Banana strong on the palate as well, with touches of raisin and spice. Excellent carbonation and a mild alcohol hit at the end. A toasted malt sweetness becomes more evident as this nicely complex brew warms in the glass.

Penn Brewing Company
Pennsylvania Brewing Company was founded in 1986 by Tom Pastorius to brew authentic German beers, making it the first microbrewery in Pennsylvania and a pioneer in the microbrewery movement. The brewery and its restaurant are located in the historic Eberhardt and Ober Brewery in Pittsburgh. The brewery is an authentic German brewery in every detail; from its solid copper brewhouse imported from Germany, fermentation and aging tanks, filtration equipment, kegging and bottling equipment to its imported ingredients, recipes, methods and German brewmaster. All beers are made in accordance with the German beer purity law called the "Reinheitsgebot" which means that only the four classic ingredients are used: malted barley (and/or wheat), hops, water and yeast. Adjuncts such as corn and rice are never used and preservatives and stabilizers are likewise verbotten.

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