Wit beer grain bill, fresh lime zest, fresh spearmint, and chico yeast. Could either be really good, or really bad
that sounds really interesting - I make a mojito mead that is killer, please keep us posted on your results.
Ok, I didn't forget about keep you updated on this beer, Blatz. I ended up using 3 oz. of lime zest(12 limes!) with 5 minutes left in the boil. Then I dry-hopped with 11g of fresh wintergreen mint to taste. It is a P.I.A to find good, fresh spearmint in Nebraska, especially in the dead of winter!
Our local brewery, Empyrean, hosts a local competetion, called BeerQuest, quarterly. 21 entrants, trimmed down to 10 for a public serving/taste-off. The theme this time was fruit/spice "Spring" ales.
Before hand, the 10 remaining brewers get together and vote on their favorite brew. The Mojito Wheat won Brewer's Choice!
I got edged out in the public balloting by 7pts to a Green Tea Pale ale. We were both tied with 2 ballots to go! Surprisingly had a lot of good feedback on the beer. I was worried about the interplay of the spices, especially the mint, because I had never used either ingredient. I will definitely be brewing this again!