The Series: Common Sense

Style: Dunkelweizen

Our Story

“I can call spirits from the vasty deep!”

“Why, so can I, and so can any man. But will they come when you do call for them?”

-Shakespeare, King Henry IV part 1.

Hotspur was the youthful and often reckless leader of the rebellion against King Henry IV of England. Fearing none, but heavily outnumbered, the hotheaded warrior fought bravely but died at the hands of Prince Hal.

This dark German ale leaps into the fray immediately giving voice to its delicious malts and striking tones of banana and clove. Only a monarch of overwhelming power could vanquish a draught such as this.

Tasting Notes

This Dunkelweizen is a classic with a twist. While most focus simply on a hefty banana and clove aroma we subdued both and boldly added some chocolate malt to bring out another dimension to the bouquet. The flavor is soft and bready with a balanced of wheat and clove. There is a low bitterness to Hotspur allowing the finish to develop a slight tart sensation.


Starting Gravity: 12.6 °P

International Bittering Unit: 17

Color: 23.25  SRM

% Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%

Food Pairing

This fantastic beer works well foods on the heartier side of life. It pairs with full-bodied salads, roast chicken, and pork, as well as a thick, juicy sausage. Look to rich and heavy cheeses such as soft-ripened goat or smoked Gouda.  For desert, try a sweet potato tart, peach pecan strudel, or a delicious banana cream pie.

Recommended Storage and Serving

It is best to store the beer upright in a dry dark area at temperatures around 50°F. Dunkelweizens should not be stored longer than 3 months and are best if fresh.

Recommend serving temperature is 40-45°F and is served in a pint glass. Allow a nice amount of head to form to give the delicious aroma a full arena to work in.

Production Details

Packaging: Draft, 1L/2L Growler Fills, 750ml (Bottles coming soon!)

Time of Release: Year Round (Currently on Tap)

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