Yep. I was pronouncing the first syllable" hef". I learned most of my German from Hogan's Heroes.I was just at the one on Panama City Beach a few weeks ago when we were visiting my inlaws. They had a Märzen as their seasonal and it was phenomenal. The first time I went there I thought most of their beers were just OK/nothing special, but this beer was killer.We would correct her then the Germans would correct us. I thought I was doing a decent job pronouncing" hefeweizen" to a German guy at work a couple weeks ago and he said what?, I repeated it, and he said" oh, hefeweizen, yes." And I would not have recognized it as "hefeweizen" out of context.
The best part was hearing the waitress with a serious drawl mangle every single German word. I had to ask her 3 times what the seasonal beer was until I realized she meant Märzen. I had to try really hard not to be "that guy" and correct her pronunciation of words like spaetzle.
'Hay-fuh vyt-zen', right? A local German American club here puts on an Oktoberfest every year. I've been corrected on a lot of pronunciations there.