STORY: Wolkenbräu is German for Clouds Brewing. This beer is designed to be a more flavorful alternative to mass market fizzy yellow beer. It is an easy drinking session beer, great for watching or playing sports. It is intentionally lighter and drier than our non-Americanized Precipitation Pilsner.
STORY: This beer was inspired by Bridgeport IPA, a bottle conditioned IPA that our brewer first discovered when moving to Portland, Oregon in 2000. The name One Eye Pale Ale was chosen to differentiate the 45 IBU session beer from the current wave of double and triple IPAs on the market. Then again, it might have been a reference to our brewer’s glass eye 😉
STORY: German Hefe (yeast) Weizen (wheat) beers have a long history and are one of the most popular beer styles sold in Germany today. One of the writers of the 1516 German Beer Purity Law included a loophole granting exclusive, and highly profitable rights to brew beer using malted wheat. German wheat beers are not traditionally served with fruit like their blander American cousins, but feel free to ask your server or bartender to throw in a slice of orange!
STORY: Our brewer has spent his share of time in German beer halls, but actually fell in love with this beer style while living in Portland, Oregon. With so many great local craft breweries competing to brew with more hops, more alcohol or more unusual ingredients, the patio at the local German beer bar became a favorite watering hole and Bitburger Pilsner became a favorite drink.
STORY: Clouds originally created this beer as a traditional Oktoberfest seasonal, but then decided to tweak the recipe to make it a year round malt forward amber lager offering.