Nothing celebrates summer’s last hurrah like citrus-laced wheat beers. This short list of Up North’s craft brews ropes in German, Belgian and American roots in a refreshing spectrum of styles served up at five Northern Michigan breweries.
Beer: Auggies Garden Glo
Brewer Matt Therrien opts for a refreshing, stripped-down style using American ale yeast and infusions of citrus peel and coriander in this brightly flavored session sipper.
Beer: Cherry Wheat
Harnessing the power of the North’s signature tree fruit, the crew at Petoskey Brewing injects tart cherry soul into a classic Berliner Weisse.
Beer: Company Cold Chisel
Blueprinted from a yeasty, unfiltered Belgian Witbier, Cold Chisel offers a super smooth mouthfeel laced with citrusy verve.
Beer: Sun Cup Lemon Wheat
Whole lemons get a satisfactory soak in Terra Firma’s subtly malted, dry summer chugger. The brewer recommends a fresh ground black pepper boost.
The residual yeast in this old-school Germanic hefeweizen spins off exotic clove and banana aromatics. The beer’s creamy texture is perfectly contrasted with a fresh orange slice.
Plan your Up North beercation with MyNorth’s Northern Michigan breweries directory.
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