New Delhi: Erdinger Weissbier, premium wheat beer imported from Erding, a small town in the heart of old Bavaria, 20 miles north east of Munich now comes to India, courtesy the Hema Connoisseur Collections.
Erdinger Weissbier ‘with fine yeast ’ is brewed using fine yeast according to a traditional recipe and is in strict accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law.
Wheat beer is fermented and brewed from wheat and barley malt using top-fermenting yeast. During the fermentation process, yeast cells rise to the surface, where they form a white layer. In contrast to this, bottom-fermenting yeast - as used in the brewing of Pilsener, export or Maerzen varieties - settles at the bottom of the beer.
Because of the lower proportion of hops and the higher proportion of carbon dioxide, wheat beer is known among connoisseurs as an exceptionally refreshing and thirst-quenching specialty beer.