PW's Year of Beer: Bruery Hottenroth

By Eric San Juan
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com.

The Berlinerweiss is an unusual style of beer: aggressively tart, surprisingly low alcohol, and potently flavorful, they are traditionally served with flavored syrups to balance out the tartness. If you’re lucky enough to come across The Bruery’s Hottenroth, however, take a pass on the syrup (at least for the first few sips). Coming in at a remarkably approachable 3.1 percent alcohol by volume, this beer packs in more flavor than brews three times its strength. First, you’ll be socked in the jaw with tremendous tartness. Then, this sour wheat ale kicks up notes of funky barnyards and horse blankets covered in Sour Patch Kids. Finally, it finishes with an incredible dry snap that quenches your thirst even as you’re reaching for more. One of the best of its style, ask for it wherever Bruery beers are tapped.
 

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