Innovation in brewing can occasionally be in danger of sailing too close to gimmickery, but there are also occasions when we hear of something completely new which ticks the “that just might work” box.
So, a Hefeweizen grapefruit beer. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it's a world first, but not so surprising is that it works beautifully.
We first came across Schofferhoffer Grapefruit on a trip to New York where it had already garnered a strong following in the city's bars and off-trade. Closer to home, Schofferhoffer Grapefruit caught our eye again at a couple of Berlin festivals and was hitting the spot with the laid back urban vibe.
Brewed at the Binding Brauerei in Frankfurt, Schofferhoffer Grapefruit is a true blend of 50% Hefeweizen and 50% carbonated natural grapefruit juice.
Best served cold, it’s a perfect casual brew to cool off during the summer and the low alcohol makes it an easy-going drink for any time of the day.
Zesty, tangy and refreshing, this Hefeweizen blend is also quickly becoming one of the mixologists’ best kept secrets, with some fresh cocktails already out there based around the brew.
Schofferhoffer Grapefruit (2.5% Abv) is now available through James Clay in 24 x 500ml cans and 50 litre keg.