The name of this beer is all too funny considering I sampled it in Palm Beach County, where Vanilla Ice currently resides.
Orange Blossom Brewing Company, which used to be just Orange Blossom Pilsner (named after the lone beer they produced) is growing leaps and bounds in the state right now. They expanded to a line of five different beers, moved production from North Carolina to Lakeland, and switched over the cans, the love of Florida craft brewers.
I’ve only tried a few of them, which is why I was excited to see them in the lineup at the recent Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest at Delray Beach Center for the Arts. I was hoping they brought their entire lineup to sample. They did, but I got to them so late they were out of most of the beers except for the one I wanted to try the most: Weisse Weisse Baby (Hefeweizen, 5.25% ABV).
I do love me a hefeweizen, and this is a nice, crisp one. They used a Weihenstephan yeast which gives it a light, but not overly fruity, wheat beer aroma and flavor. This beer is going to be perfect for a drinker that prefers the lightness of a pale wheat ale, but doesn’t necessarily want the hop flavor that pale wheats sometimes provide. It’s very crisp, very summery, but without a lot of banana and fruit aromas some hefeweizens are known for.
Basically, this is a perfect summery, Florida beer. It’s very easily drinkable, and perfectly sessionable on a hot Florida day. And now they’re in cans, so you can actually take them to the beach. Yay! For my South Florida residents, the cans will be available in stores this week.
Grab one on your way to the beach.
Drink Florida Craft,