German Wheat And Rye Beer Beer Recipes

German wheat and rye beer is a category of styles with grain bills utilizing 50% or more of wheat or rye. The banana and clove qualities of the phenols and esters from the yeast are present but not overwhelming, and make fermentation management important in the brewing process.

German Wheat and Rye Beer

Wry Smile Rye IPA

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This beer recipe is featured in the November/December 2019 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

Courtesy of Denny Conn, this rye IPA recipe is sure to end your search for an earthy rye incredibly balanced mouth feel that also boasts strong hop flavor. The spicy rye creates a beautiful color and compliments the bittering hops perfectly.

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Weizen/Weissbier

Where’s Fluffy Weissbier

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Paul Brown of Pinole, CA, member of the Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE), won a bronze medal in Category #7: German Wheat Beer with a Weissbier during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Brown’s Weissbier was chosen as a top three entry among 200 entries in the category.Read More

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Weizenbock

Winter Wave Weizenbock

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Jim Rupert of Germantown, OH, member of the Middletown Area Society of Homebrewers (MASH), won a silver medal in Category #7: German Wheat Beer with a Dark Weizenbock during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Rupert’s Weizenbock was chosen as the runner-up entry among 200 entries in the category.Read More

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Weizen/Weissbier

Bigfoot’s (D)elight Weissbier

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Sean Manrique of San Lorenzo, CA, won a gold medal in Category #7: German Wheat Beer with a Weissbier during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI, with the help of Indy Montoya. Manrique and Montoya's German Wheat Beer was chosen as the best among 200 entries in the category.Read More

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Weizen/Weissbier

Pucker Up Baby Berliner Weisse

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This beer recipe is featured in the May/June 2014 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

This light weisse beer comes courtesy of Shane and Jessica Kelley of the CPJ Brewhouse in Ohio. Don't let the light ABV fool you... the puckery sour punch is real!

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Weizen/Weissbier

Cane Toad Weisse

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This recipe is featured in the March/April 2019 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Check out all the benefits our members enjoy.

This beer was initially conceived as an attempt at one of my first and favorite craft-style ales from way back in the 1980s: Redback from Matilda Bay Brewing in Australia. I have fond memories of quaffing bottles of Redback during my undergraduate years at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. That beer did not contain sugar but was instead a down-under version of Bavarian wheat ale. My recipe is somewhat drier due to the cane sugar, but with high carbonation, low hopping, and Bavarian wheat yeast to add subtle hints of clove and banana, it is exceptionally refreshing.

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Weizen/Weissbier

Honolulu BeerWorks CocoWeizen

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Instead of a commonly thought of coconut dark beer, this German-style coconut hefeweizen is a lighter-bodied beer inspired by one Honolulu Beer Works brewer's wife. Honolulu BeerWorks CocoWeizen took home a gold medal at Japan's International Beer Cup 2018.

This homebrew recipe is featured in 51 Craft Beer Clone Recipes 2019. Find out what recipe was featured for your state!

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Weizen/Weissbier

Stew’s Brew Hefeweizen

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Bavarian Weissbier. Zach Gelfand, first prize, production competition

This recipe is featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

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