By Dr. Fermento
Its deck-surfing weather and that means that lighter beers are in order that compliment the sunshine. The Snow Goose Restaurant and Sleeping Lady Brewing Company’s upper deck is open, affording sweeping vistas of Cook Inlet, Mt. Susitna (the Sleeping Lady) and Mt. McKinley. When the mercury climbs, nothing feels finer than sitting on the high deck, taking in the view and enjoying one of the brewery’s excellent selections. I’m waiting for my seasonal favorite to start pouring, and that’s Susitna Hefeweizen, a Bavarian style, unfiltered zesty wheat beer with a frothy white topper almost as tall as McKinley itself and offering a tart, quenching quality that feels darn good in the sun.
Until then, try the Goose’s Honey Cream Ale. It’s just as light and just as good boasting:
Light and clean pilsner malt and a touch of corn
Honey malt from Gambrinus, a premium malt house producing high end malts in North America
A nutty-honey flavor rather than what you might be accustomed to in heavier beers
An easy drinking cleanliness that even not-so-craft beer lovers will appreciate
Light on the palate and lighter in alcohol making it sessionable
Keep your mug to the wall and re-visit for your share of Susitna Hefeweizen next week when it hits the taps because a good cold wheat is good for the heat.