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Weiss Grip Hefeweizen Release

  • Overview

    We'll release our 53rd beer of 2020 on Friday, August 7th. Our production crew has kept up with our "Beer a Week" campaign, and we're on pace to release just over 80 unique beers this year. Hope you all are thirsty!

    The German pronunciation of “weiss” sounds like English “vice.” And, like its namesake tool, the idea of producing a classic German wheat beer (weissbier) took a hold of Confluence brewer Kent Middendorf and wouldn’t let go.

    After Kent did the initial research and homebrewed trial batches, he and head brewer John Martin collaborated to select a malt bill of 50% German pils and 50% malted wheat, with a little CaraMunich for a touch of color and flavor enhancement, and German noble hops (tettnanger). Traditional German-style hefeweizen yeast added flavors of clove, banana and bubble gum. The “hefe" prefix means "with yeast,” hence Weiss Grip’s unfiltered, hazy, orange color. Try our version of this popular warm weather thirst quencher.


    Our taproom and beer garden are open at half capacity and you are welcome to stop in for a pint! Wearing a mask is highly recommended, but not required for entry. We ask that everyone maintain proper social distancing, and respect the space of our staff and other patrons around you.

    To order online for curbside pickup, check out this link: togoorder.com/web/3449#/ then just give us a call when you arrive and we'll bring your order out. 515-285-9005 ext 2

    To purchase beer to-go in our taproom, come on in, let us know what you'd like, and we'll grab your beer for you.