Sitting down to discuss brewing a lighter beer style Mark Hunger and Luther Paul, head
brewers for Great Lakes and Lakefront, respectively, talked about brewing a hoppy wheat ale. The two brewers settled on a hopfenweizen, a style that emerged within the last decade, and melds American brewers’ skillful use of hops with the centuries-old German hefeweizen tradition. The collaborative brew’s apricot and orange aromas come from a
healthy dose of U.S. grown hops, including the experimental Yellow Sub hop blend that Great Lakes contributed to the mix.