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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 138 Drink: Michelob Ginger Wheat

Michelob Brewing is releasing new summer sampler 12- and 24-packs that contains four different wheat brews: Shock Top Belgian White, Michelob Dunkel Weisse, Hop Hound Amber Wheat and a new brew, Michelob Ginger Wheat.

Michelob Brewing is located in a research brewery next to the Anheuser-Busch InBev plant in St. Louis. The brewery may have up to 50 different beers in the tanks at any one time. Some never make it past the exploration stage. Others, like Michelob Ginger Wheat, make it into sampler packs or full distribution.

Michelob Ginger Wheat is a 5.2 percent alcohol by volume unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale made with citrus peels, spices and accented with ginger notes. The beer pours a cloudy orange gold color with a decent head. The brew has a sharp citrus and ginger edge.

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