Wheat beers are light and refreshing. Then combine nicely with the flavors of other ingredients, which why you will often see a slice of orange or other citrus floating on top of a glass this classic summer brew.
I spied a bit of ginger root and a lemon sitting right next to a growlita for Two Roads No Limits Hefewiezen in my fridge and was inspired. Using a French press, I infused fresh grated ginger and fresh lemon juice with the beer and was wowed.
The result is a light and refreshing ginger beer. Aromatic and enticing! Simply delicious!
Ginger and Lemon Hefeweizen Infusion
Place a couple tablespoons of freshly grated ginger and a teaspoon of lemon juice into the bottom of a French press. And then pour 12 ounces of wheat beer into the pot. Let the ginger and lemon juice rest in the beer for 4 minutes. Finally, press the filter down slowly and pour into a glass.
Note: I tried sliced ginger first and the flavor didn't infuse very well. The grated ginger allows more of the natural juices into the beer. Delish!