Townsite Brewing Launches the Zwarte Wheat Just in Time for Summer

Townsite Brewing Launches the Zwarte Wheat Just in Time for Summer

Powell River, BC – May 21 2015

The story of an accidental seasonal

Zwarte Wheat - Townsite BrewingZwarte Wheat. n. 1. a witbier made with midnight wheat. 2. an accidental seasonal

An accidental seasonal is what happens when the Brewmaster gets ants in his pants about brewing new recipes. Michelle swears she said ‘make more sours!’ Cédric heard ‘add midnight wheat to the wit!’ its what we here at Townsite call : the dailly language barrier incident.

Don’t let the colour fool you, this is a citrusy summer sipper with zest. The addition of midnight wheat to the mash adds a layer of bready notes to this otherwise light and tangy Belgian witbier.

Earlier this year Cédric teamed up with Parallel 49 Brewmaster, Graham With, to make a black saison. This collaboration led directly to this new brew. ‘I really got a kick out of adding midnight wheat to the mash ‘ says Cédric ‘ it just gives the beer an amazing colour without detracting too much from the flavour profile. It’s perfect for giving a bit of depth to a summer beer like wit’

FG: 2.1
ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 20

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