In the Wheat of Passion
American Wheat Ale Brewed with Passion Fruit
An American Wheat Ale brewed with passion fruit that radiates it’s bright golden color through an impressive clarity. Delicate grain flavors are over shadowed by the commanding presence of the passion fruit. The aroma emits bold citrus based fragrances accentuated by floral hop qualities. An awesome fruit filled sourness instantly electrifies the pallet followed by tart earthy flavors. Refreshingly clean, an enjoyable bitterness builds slightly in the finish, complimenting the overall tasting experience.
- Pub Brews
American Pale Wheat Ale/Fruit Beer
- ABV: 4.7%
- IBU: 45
Origin StoryIn the Wheat of Passion embraces a similar seasonal brewing practice of incorporating non-traditional brewing ingredients into beer based on what is in season at that time. In the summer, it tends to be fruit. Even though this new beer is brewed with passion fruit, which comes from regions where it pretty much grows year round, it still made the most sense to experiment with one of Ryan Hale's (Head Bellaire Brewer) latest conceptual ideas during this time of the year. Another seasonally appropriate characteristic about this new beer, aside from the addition of fruit, is the style itself. Wheat beers tend to be some of the most commonly released beers in the summer. Their light body and refreshing nature make them a perfect compliment for warmer weather. However, unlike most wheat beers that started this traditional trend (your German and Belgian varieties), In the Wheat of Passion utilizes an American Wheat yeast strain, so the yeast does not aid in the refreshing characteristics normally found it this style by lending fruity esters and flavors to the beer. This allowed Ryan to craft a beer that would have very light grain flavor, due to a malt bill comprised mostly of malted white wheat, along with lower fruity qualities than the commonly seen European varieties. This enabled him to fully manipulate the flavor profile with his featured ingredient, passion fruit. Why passion fruit, you might ask? Not only was it a fruit that we had yet to experiment with at Short's, but after doing some research, Ryan discovered that it had some notable tart characteristics to it. Being a long time, passionate fan of some old world Belgian beer styles (wild-fermented sour ales and lambics) and knowing that we would never really have the opportunity to make beers like these on a consistent basis, Ryan decided that he could mimic some of his favorite beers by using something like passion fruit to create the pallet impacting qualities commonly associated with them. Ryan also admitted that when he first thought about passion fruit and the potential to brew with it, the name "In the Wheat of Passion" literally popped into his head, almost guaranteeing that this beer had to be created at some point.
- Calories: 135