Before I get to the beer, a quick note on Sawgrass Brewing: I have reviewed them before under their previous name Coral Springs Tap House (which, in turn, used to be Tampa Bay Brewing Co). It’s taken a lot of time and money, but the name and image is now Sawgrass Brewing. I love the name and the new look. It’s a fantastic rebranding.
One of the other things they are doing is brewing a lot of special beers, small 5-gallon batches that given them a good amount of leeway in experimenting and playing without doing a full batch on their gorgeous brewing system.
So, of course, I have to try those. They’re only $4 and tend to go fast. I kinda went straight towards the Wheat Brown Porter (Porter, 5.4% ABV), because it sounded delicious and it’s basically a small hop, skip, and a jump away from a dunkelweizen.
And if I love anything, it’s a good dunkelweizen.
So it’s an all-wheat ale, and the beer is as fantastically light as you would think. It’s incredibly airy, even with the roasted wheat bringing a robust darkness to the beer. The wheat malty flavors are incredible and refreshing, one of the most refreshing beers I have ever had. There’s just a touch of East Kent Goldings hops added to it to round out the flavor profile with a little bitterness, but it’s well controlled. The wheat is the star here.
It’s a shame this is such a limited beer. here’s to hoping it’ll be around more often.
Drink Florida Craft,