Posts Tagged ‘Wahoo Wheat’

The next beer was brewed by a couple men that combined their talents in order to create some great beer. One of the founders, Jack White, began brewing beer in his back yard and eventually got to the point where he was determined that his beer was good enough to sell. Even though he became really good at it, he realized that it wasn’t very easy to get the supplies and ingrediants that are need when a person is brewing beer. So that is when he opened a store called Home Brew Mart.  As Home Brew Mart began to grow Jack needed a little extra helped and that is when he found Yuseff. Together they continued to run  the store and run the brewery out of a back room within Home Brew Mart. This is when Ballast Point Brewing was founded. For the last 15 years they have continued to grow and make great beers like their ” Wahoo Wheat”.

To start off with, Wahoo Wheat is brewed with unmalted wheat, barley and oats. Along with the oats, they add orange peel and coriander during the brewing process. What you gets is a hazy, off yellow or lemon colored beer that is full of deliciousness.  When you first smell the aroma you will notice the smell of the unmalted wheat , coriander and get hints of the citrus such as the orange peels.When you go to take your first sip you will notice the taste of the wheat, and yeast. As you finish taking that sip the hints of the orange peal and the  spiciness of the coriander will cover your palette. This beer is very easy to drink. There is hardly any bitterness to it ( this beer falls around 20 on the IBU scale), which is the case with most wheat beers and the citrus in the beer make this beer very refreshing. There is only about 4% alcohol in this beer so you will not get a heavy taste of that as your drink this beer.

If you are having this beer with a meal it can be paired with many different items and be drank throughout the meal and not just with the entree. This beer pairs  really well with salads and cheeses if you are having that as an appetizer. The best cheeses to pair with this beer are Pepper Jack or something such as Feta Cheese. When it comes to your entree this beer  pairs well with poultry, shellfish and other types of fish. The preferred temperature to drink this beer at is between 45 and 50 degrees F. If you are looking to drink this from something other than the bottle some recommendations are a Pint or Pilsner glass.

The story of Ballast Point Brewing is one that I imagine myself going through in the years ahead. I had started with the intent of getting to know about different beers and passing on the information to other people. Since I have started I am realizing that I would like to begin to brew beer  and use the knowledge that I am gathering about the different beers that I have had. Then once I get good  enough and I feel my beer is good enough, hopefully I will be able to market it and begin a brewing company myself.