With Oktoberfest (16 September-3 October) around the corner, Eastern Standard Provisions - Boston-based makers of artisanal soft pretzels - partnered with the legendary brewers at Samuel Adams to create the ideal lager for the occasion.
Wheelhaus Dunkel (5.5% ABV) is brewed from Eastern Standard Provisions’ brioche-style soft pretzels that provide a deep bready note, while a touch of salt brightens and adds zing.
“As we started to think about this brew, we looked at our classics,” said Jacobi Reid, a brewer at Samuel Adams.
“We’ve long served Eastern Standard Pretzels at our taprooms and Dunkels are a favourite fall style for our beer garden season and our brewing team.
“Pretzels have that crusty, toasty, and nutty flavour - the same sort of flavour profile you look for in a Dunkel - so we add them in to pump up the bready notes to this lager and salt to add some contrast that brightens up the beer.”
From 15 September, fans can enjoy the Wheelhaus Dunkel at Samuel Adams’ Boston brewery locations or purchase it on draft and in limited-time 4-packs (RRP of $18), while stocks last.