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The beers.

On a nice, warm spring day, I woke up, watched my beloved Arsenal fail, mowed the grass, played with my infant daughter, cleaned the kitchen, took my wife shopping, bought a pick a six from Friar Tuck’s, and visited with my in laws.  Being over there seemed a good enough reason to have another round of beers. My mother in law asked if we could all sit out side while we had our beers…and that seemed a like a very good idea and we then changed from very dark beers, to light wheat beers. So, this is our first Beer Squared in the sunlight. We chose a selection of Hefeweizens (also known as Weissbiers in Germany.)

Hefeweizen is a Bavarian specialty beer in which a significant proportion of malted barley is replaced with malted wheat.  By German law, Weissbiers brewed in Germany must be top-fermented. Specialized strains of yeast are used which produce overtones of banana and clove as by-products of fermentation. (source)