Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Day 188 Drink: Catawba Valley Berliner Weisse
Morganton, N.C., is not the first place that comes to mind when you think of Berliner Weisse, the sour low alcohol German wheat beer that can chase away a summer heat wave. But Catawba Valley Brewing, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains makes one that I had the chance to try on draft this evening.
Catawba Valley Berliner Weisse pours an attractive golden color with a thin white head. The beer has a tart sour edge that covers over most of the malt. It would have been interesting to try this one like they do in Germany with a little raspberry syrup to help cut the sourness. Overall, a decent representation of the style.