Bethusela’s Lake Cabin Ale

German Hefeweizen

  • Malts: German Wheat, U.S. Pilsner malt
  • Hops: U.S. Hallertau
  • Alcohol By Volume: 4.6%
  • IBU: 12 | SRM: 2 | OG: 1.051 | FG: 1.013 | 168 calories (12.oz)

This is a light, but strong German wheat beer with a sweet, citric profile up front and a smooth floral aftertaste.

BethuselaBethusela is the name my old friend Josh Green gave his dad when we were maybe 12 years old. It’s a mash-up of “Bill” and “Methusela” (The oldest man in history). I’ve known Bethusela for over 20 years. He lets Josh and a few buddies stay the weekend at his cabin on Clear Lake a couple times a year. It’s usually me, Josh and Cullin Herwig. Sometimes our old buddy Paul shows up and kills us in every game we play, the turd! We have a blast playing bags, nerdy war-games, drinking by the lake and telling stupid stories around a campfire. We’ve done it for years and now it’s a bit of a tradition. So, in honor of Bethusela letting us borrow his retirement home all these years, I’m making this batch of delicious summer Hefeweizen for him.

See my BrewToad recipe here!