DC Brau Atlas Fest Bier

Brewed by DC Brau Brewing Company
Washington DC, Washington DC USA
5% Heller Bock | 9 Ratings | 17 IBU | Special Release |
Atlas Fest Bier is our seasonal offering of a traditional German-style Spezial Helles, brewed only for Fall. Ours will be released just in time for the 2011 H St. Festival. Fermented at 58-60F for 2 weeks and then lagered for 5 weeks - progressively reducing the temperature by 2F each day until we reach our terminal temperaure of 36F. Atlas Fest Bier is brewed with American Brewers 2 row Pale malt, Munich malt and Aromatic malt. It was hopped with American grown German Perle to achieve a light, highly drinkable 17 IBU. There are also bready, biscuty and sweet malt notes in the aroma. This one will be draft-only, and available mid-September. To make it extra-spezial, we only brewed one batch of this... and it may not last longer than one week!

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