I am officially changing my “weekend wine recommendation” to “what to drink this weekend.” While I love wine and will continue to bring you suggestions for sustainable vino on some Fridays, I like the flexibility of being able to suggest other beverages like the Foghorn cocktail I told you about two weeks ago.
So, what should you drink this weekend? This weekend, I’m recommending Wolaver’s Wildflower Wheat beer. I created a six-pack of beers that were from various sustainable breweries at my local liquor store recently. I’m still working my way through them, but of the ones I’ve tried so far, Wolaver’s Wildflower Wheat has been the one I liked enough to recommend.
This beer is malty, a little bread-y, and a touch sweet, which makes sense since it contains honey and chamomile. It’s a lovely light orange/yellow color and light, but flavorful in taste. It goes down easy - a good thirst quencher. It definitely seems like something that would be satisfying on a hot, humid day.
Wolaver’s, according to its website, became the first certified organic brewery in the United States in 1997. It has also recently obtained Non-GMO Project Verification. The brewery sources locally from its Vermont neighbors when possible and uses Fair Trade coffee in its Coffee Porter. Overall, it seems as if the environment and sustainability are just as important as the quality of beer for this brewery. I’ll be trying some of Wolaver’s other brews in the future and purchasing this one again.
Have you tried any of Wolaver’s organic beers? What’s your favorite?
Wine, beer and spirits disclaimer: I am not paid by any producer of wine, beer or spirits to write about their product, although the company may provide me with a sample of the product. I am not a professional reviewer of wine, beer or spirits. I'll write about the product if it's something that I like and if I think the producer is working toward making the product in an environmentally friendlier fashion.
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