Welcome back my fellow L’Ders - LightDrinkers for those who are new - to another wonderful and insightful Midweek Drink. Summer will officially begin this Saturday; the weather, however, doesn’t seem to be showing that. But if the weather doesn’t improve, then I do hope that the England Ladies can bring some positive vibes in the UK if they can achieve - which I believe they will - to reach the last 16.
C’mon you Lionesses! The country is behind you!
For today’s Midweek Drink, I have chosen another wheat beer amongst our collection that is brewed in Germany by the Rothaus brewery called Weizen Zäpfle.
The brewery was originally founded by a priest by the name of Martin Gerbert in 1791 through the Benedictine Monastery St. Blasien in Germany. In 1806, the brewery become known as the Grand ducal state-owned brewery of Baden. Shortly afterwards, it was renamed as the State-owned brewery of Baden after the November Revolution of 1918. From 1920 to 1933, the brewery was managed by Max Jäger, who later became the mayor of Rastatt; and with the help from Norbert Nothelfer, the CEO of the brewery, sales of Rothaus beer doubled.
By the 21st Century, the brewery has seen two CEO’s and has become the second largest brewery in Eichbaum.
Fun fact: the name “Rothaus” originates from the patrician family “Roth”, who began constructing their homestead in Grafenhausen called the “Rothe Haus” (“The Red House”).
Weizen Zäpfle is an alcohol-free wheat beer (0.5%) that was brewed in 2009 and is sold in 330ml bottles.
The ingredients used are: water, wheat malt, barley malt, hops and yeast.
Weizen Zäpfle has a hazy, amber colour tone that is quite typical of a wheat beer; with a fluffy white head, creamy texture as you pour into the glass and a constant fast-flow of carbonation to keep it crisp and refreshing. It has a sweet, wheaty taste and a very light body that feels smooth as you gulp away. For the aroma, it’s all about the wheat with a smidge of the hops.
Where to buy Rothaus Wheat Beer Hefeweizen
You can buy Rothaus Wheat Beer Hefeweizen here at LightDrinks for just £1.99 per bottle!