Thursday, 7 February 2013

The rebirth of Berliner Weisse

I'm glad that someone in Berlin has realised the sorry state of Berliner Weisse and decided to do something about it.

Bogk-Bier Privatbrauerei

I hope it's the start of a revival for this much abused beer style.

Yes, plenty of people have given Berliner Weiss a go in the US. But that's never going to have the resonance as a Berlin-brewed beer. At least not with me.

I still dream of the beer whose label you can see to the right. Of all the beers that have disappeared since I started drinking, it's the loss that saddens me the most.

Can't wait to try the new Berliner Weisse. From Berlin.


Sid Boggle said...

At least three London brewers have one available, as well...

Ron Pattinson said...


dead authentic, no doubt.

Andreas Bogk said...


Thanks for the link! I am doing my best here. I'm still unhappy about the head retention, it seems malts back in the days were less modified than the ones you can buy today.

Also, I still have variations between batches, which should be no surprise as the symbiosis between the yeasts and the lactic acid bacteria will take a while to become stable.

However, the taste is already very satisfying, and at least I can pick up the distinct flavour profile of the brett recovered from the VEB Schultheiß bottle.

You'll get a sample as soon as I start sending out bottles.


Ron Pattinson said...

Andreas, it's good to hear that you're making progress. That whole symbiosis thing always sounded a nightmare to recreate.