BEER STYLE: Berliner Weisse


CHARACTERISTICS: Through the long, slow, secondary fermentation process, the authentic Brettanomyces yeast in Cypress Blanc completely fermented the residual sugars remaining in the beer, transforming it into a very dry, tart and complex flavor profile wholly unique and dramatically different from any American lager previous aged in our cypress tanks.

For nearly 60 years, Schell’s original 1936 cypress wood lagering tanks were used almost exclusively for the production of our classic American lager, – Schell’s Deer Brand. As a nod to this history, we have decided to brew an American lager once again, but this time, made in the traditional Berliner Weisse fashion. Cypress Blanc has been aged for seven months in a cypress tank and dry hopped with Hallertau Blanc, a new German hop variety that gives the brew a uniquely fruity, floral hop aroma and compliments the fruity flavors from the brettanomyces.