We're not in the habit of putting European beers on tap, because we love our American craft brews, but once in a while something really special comes along. And this one is a German-Brooklyn hybrid:
Schneider Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse (Kelheim, Germany; $7/12 oz). This small-batch collaboration between brewmasters Hans-Peter Drexler of Schneider Weissbier and Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery is a pale weissbock, robustly dry hopped with the Hallertauer Saphir variety grown in the fields near the Schneider brewery. Hoppy, zesty and supremely refreshing, this beer is a delicious blend of Bavarian craftsmanship and American ingenuity. 8.2% ABV.
We should add, finally, that it tastes like pure manna from heaven. Come by and grab a glass before we run out.