When you think of Yeasty Brews, you either think of Yeasty Brews, the chill vibe, craft brewery in Lauderhill, Florida, or you think of IPA or our hard seltzers, but what put us on the map was our take on our hefeweizens, with their delicious banana-flavored and distinct characteristics. We’ll save the brewery talk for later in the article: let’s talk about hefeweizens as a beer style.
What is a Hefeweizen?
A hefeweizen is a style of beer. It is technically a subset of the greater characterization of ‘white beers.’ A hefeweizen must be made with more than 50% wheat. These yeasty brews get their notes of banana, clove, and sometimes bubblegum, from the Bavarian yeast strains used during the fermentation process.
The hefeweizen, traditionally brewed, has a foggy and hazy appearance. It contains a thick mouthfeel from the wheat and low flocculating yeast strains used. The head on a hefeweizen is super foamy and lasts for a long time because of the yeast.
Hefeweizens are a very approachable beer style with a low-medium ABV range of 4.9-5.6% and only 10-15 IBUs. They pair greatly with seafood dishes and fresh garden salads. A premium summertime beer, the hefeweizen is a sublime refresher in the Florida heat!
What Types of Yeast are Used?
As with any beer, hefeweizens use either liquid or dry yeast strains. When choosing yeast for a hefeweizen, it’s important to consider the flocculation of the yeast. In short, different levels of flocculation will enable more or less clarity in your beer – the higher levels of flocculation, the clearer your beer. For hefeweizens and other yeasty brews, it’s common practice to use
Dry yeast has pros and cons. Those being that it lasts longer and stores easily, but there are much fewer varieties, and is, therefore, harder to switch up the strains used for experimentation in the homebrew lab or inside a craft brewery.
Liquid yeast is the usual option nowadays. There is a ton of variety, making it easier for brewers to try new variants in their beers. The downside, though, is that it’s harder to store. Liquid yeast must be refrigerated and does not last as long as its dry yeast counterparts.
Liquid yeast is a craft brewery favorite because of the experimentation it allows. Trying new things is the best and most exciting part about brewing beer, so it’s no wonder a craft brewery will likely opt for liquid yeast strains. Sometimes, a craft brewery might create its own liquid yeast strain and use it as a ‘house strain’ to give its beers a consistent flavor that consumers can attribute to their brewery.
What are we known for…
Yeasty Brews is partially known for its very own – you guessed it – hefeweizen, MIlk Shake IPAs and our delicious hard seltzers. Our West Broward brewery is home to Banana Slinger, a milkshake hefeweizen style ale brewed with lactose and vanilla beans. It has a potent banana flavor with banana esters that take over your tongue and satisfy your tastebuds. This yeasty brew from Yeasty Brews clocks in at 5.5% ABV with an easy-drinking 10 IB.
Whether you’re looking for a new tasting craft beer, a flavorful Milkshake IPA, a tasty rich stout, or a thirst quenching seltzer with a punch, Yeasty Brews has it all and then some! Check out our menu for all the new craft beer selections and phenomenal pretzel nugs, paninis, ginormous freshly baked cookies, along with so many other amazing bites from our kitchen!
Yeasty’s opened its taproom and kitchen in December 2020 giving people a place to enjoy flavorful craft beers and hard seltzers in a funky, fun environment. Founded by the Double D’s, Dan & Denielle, who love bringing awesome people together over delicious drinks and scrumptious food. Our menu is simple and satisfying with something for everyone. If you are looking for a place to vibe out and chill then stop in today! The beer is outta this world so get ready to have your mind blown! Also, your tastebuds will thank you for days and days and…. You get the point!