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Temperature Matters: The Magic of Yeast and Wheat

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The Hefeweizen is a historic style and has been satisfying beer drinkers for centuries. The style is Bavarian, and was originally brewed for Bavarian royalty. The style became more widely consumed in 1872. The pale, modernized version that we drink today came to be in the revolutionary 1960’s.  What makes a Hefeweizen? The Hefeweizen is a German style of beer, literally translated as “yeast wheat.” It is a wheat beer, and so “weizen” or wheat refers to one of the beer’s most important components: Hefeweizens are made up of over 50%...