Friday, June 21, 2013

Ginger and Lemon Hefeweizen Infusion

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!

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