NEIN Ale by Surly Brewing Co.
Brewery: Surly Brewing Co
Beer Style: Imperial Smoked Dunkelweizen
Beer God’s Notes
Original Tasting Notes: Nein a smoked wheat beer. Really unique flavors, but really enjoyable – thanks to awesome friends. #sharingiscaring
I was at Brewed & Bottled when some friends showed up with this beer. I was happy that they shared it especially because that’s what I think beer is about. Sharing is definitely caring.
These styles don’t always speak to me, but I really enjoyed NEIN. The smoke was subtle and it played really well with the dunkle and wheat flavors that I usually don’t like.
Imperial Smoked Dunkelweizen
Our Ninth Anniversary Beer
All of the malt in this anniversary beer comes from Weyermann Malting, a family-owned operation in Bamberg, Germany, which is the center of Rauchbier (smoked beers) in Germany. The inspiration came from a trip that head brewer Todd Haug took to Bamberg to visit the Weyermann facility. NEIN draws from the traditional banana and clove notes of hefeweizen yeasts and layers on deeper toned malt flavors, a distinctly smoky character from oak-smoked wheat malt and charred “honeycombs” of white oak.
Erica Williams, our 2014 Featured Artist, who also designed the artwork for Darkness 2014 and SurlyFest 2014, designed the artwork for NEIN. Her three-headed, three-eyed lion represents Surly’s 9th anniversary.
Pils, Oak-smoked Wheat, Carahell, Cara Wheat, Dark Wheat, Acidulated
Warrior (bittering only)
German Hefeweizen Ale yeast
@surlybrewing Nein a smoked wheat beer. Really unique flavors, but really enjoyable – thanks to awesome friends. #sharingiscaring
Photo taken at: Brewed And Bottled Craft Beer Shop