Zephyr Hefeweizen

Unflitered Bavarian wheat beer

Located on 7th Street across from the historic Glenwood Springs train depot, Glenwood Canyon Brewpub is one of thirty-five stops along the 51-1/2 hour, California Zephyr train ride from Chicago IL, to Emeryville, CA. Today, Amtrak operates the historic California Zephyr train and still boasts the “Zephyr Dome”, otherwise called the “Vista Dome,” a viewing car with comfortable seating, for the long and beautiful ride through the western United States!

Our Zephyr Hefeweizen is a rare brew only released during the summer months. In fact, we haven’t released this brew since 2004. It is highly sessionable and we intended for a more neutral beer with regard to the amount of clove and banana character – typical for this style. We use a mixture of red and white wheat malt and 2-row malted barley to achieve a beautifully frothy, effervescent brew with a nice wheat character and a subtle iso-amyl-acetate character. We also brew this with German noble hops to authenticate the process and hope you’ll drink this down fresh, after your long ride on the California Zephyr!!