10 Great California Wheat Beers

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Food GPS beer editor Sean Inman chooses 10 great California beers by style.

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6. Wiens BrewingHoney Wheat has an addition of local Avocado Blossom Honey to create a clean and crisp beer for the hot summer in Temecula (and elsewhere).  And it will make a good comparison to the next beer on the list…

7. Pacific Plate BrewingAgave Wheat takes the classic American-style wheat beer “brewed with agave syrup which is extracted from the roots of the Agave plant.”  Toss in some light hops and you get a summer refresher.

8. Beach City Brewery – Overcast Summer Wheat, from one of the newest brewing operations in the L.A. area, combines a “wheat sweetness with a tropical kick of mango and melon thanks to a dry hop with the yet to be named HBC 342.”

9. Anchor Brewing – Summer Beer is a seasonal release that may slip through the cracks after their brand new releases of IPA and Saison, but this is a California classic brewed since the mid 1980’s.

10. North Coast BrewingBlue Star – Another passed-by option on the shelves, maybe because everyone has had this beer early in their craft beer conversion.  But Blue Star is a solid example of the style without many bells and whistles.

Find more of Sean Inman’s writing on his blog, Beer Search Party.

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