Beer of the Week: O’Fallon Wheach

BY DI STAFF | JULY 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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The beer of the week is perfect for anyone who, while sipping a wheat beer, thought, “Hey, a peach would really go well with this.”

Brewed by O’fallon Brewery in Missouri, Wheach beer is exactly what it sounds like — a wheat beer with peach tones.

“The peach is definitely there, but it doesn’t take an overpowering role,” said Joe Hotek, the beer-room manager at John’s Grocery, 401 E. Market St.

The American wheat fruit beer checks in at a respectable 5.1 percent alcohol by volume. It’s crafted with pilsner grains and Bonlander hops and features a hazy, orange, peach-colored glow.

Sweet hints and a smooth finish will make this beer a popular choice for anybody who enjoys a Sunset Wheat or a Honey Weiss.

“It’s light and semi-sweet and very drinkable,” Hotek said. “It’s a really solid, hot-weather beer that’s good with cookout foods.”

Wheach is a seasonal brew only available in the summer, so if your current brew has you in the pits, be sure to check it out before it’s gone.

— by Brian Albert

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