The latest beer release from in the Challenge Series from Bear Republic Brewing is #90 German Connection. Inspired by the film, The French Connection that stared Gene Hackman, Bear Republic aggressively hopped #90 German Connection with 4.5 pounds per barrel of Mandarina Bavaria, Huell Melon, Hallertau Blanc for citrusy and fruity aromatics.
“What makes the German Connection so dope? It’s all the German we put in it: yeast, hops and malt. After the first sip you’ll wonder where is the sauerbraten?” stated Bear Republic Brewmaster Roger Herpst, in a press release. “You don’t need to be Gene Hackman to enjoy this potent ale, just stop by the pubs or your favorite beverage retailer to make your connection.”
German Connection has a malt base of pilsner malt, white wheat and carabelge. The pilsner malt provides a clean canvas for the tropical hops to play with the brewery’s favorite strain of fruity Kolsch yeast.
Challenge Series #90 German Connection Featured Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Huell Melon, Hallertau Blanc Malts: Pilsner Malt, White Wheat, Carabelge Yeast: Kolsch Overall: This hazy ale starts with citrus and fruit aromatics thanks to the late hop addition. The malt bill and Kolsch yeast strain provide a dry and clean finish. ABV: 7.2% IBU: 50 Availability:4-packs of 16 oz. cans
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