I freely state I do not care for lagers. However, when it comes to lagers I keep finding myself saying “except” a lot. Perhaps I’m becoming more accepting of a wider array of beer styles or, perhaps, breweries that I trust and expect great things from keep sending hits over the fence.
On deck tonight is Highland Brewing Company’s Wolfgang 1756. What’s in a name? A lot in this one. This beer is a collaboration with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra to celebrate The Amadeus Festival which runs from March 17-22 in good ole AVL. Looking for something fun to do with your significant other or well cultured friends in AVL whilst checking out the local beer scene? There ya go. You’re welcome.
Now, the beer. This is a classic Vienna-style lager. It pours with just a touch of head and has a bread-like scent with a hint of caramel. Hops are low in this cat – IBUs are cranking in at 14. Low bitterness, a little sweet, thirst quenching. ABV matches the style at 4.7% as well. Highland claims this pairs well with music – I’d agree. I’d also pair it with any meat that follows the word “grilled” and baja tacos….man I want some baja tacos. The only thing wrong with this beer is that I’m not drinking it on a dock whilst listening to music…..with baja tacos….
Release for this beer is on the 14th at the brewery – 7pm. I’m told we should see it in our market shortly thereafter.
Final snobs: Very creative collaboration from the fine people at Highland Brewing Company and the Asheville Symphony and Orchestra. It’s also a very refreshing style with the warmer weather we’ve been having. As far as lagers go, this is a good one and it will be a welcomed accompaniment to the festivities of the week. Check it out and if you’re in AVL on March 17-22nd, check out The Amadeus Festival.