Larkspur, CA – It was inevitable, a beer taking its name in the form of a hashtag, but #nofilterbananasplitbock, aka, Hashtag No Filter Banana Split Bock comes with a brilliant backstory.
Brewed at Marin Brewing Company in collaboration with Shane Aldrich of Oakland United Brewing Company, a former Marin brewer, #nofilterbananasplitbock is the result of what happens when a couple of old school brewers get together over beers at the Great American Beer Festival and plan a collaboration.
After what both brewers described as a tasting of a few dozen beers in Denver, what started out being a classic German Weizenbock became a Banana Split inspired brew.
Johnson and Aldrich both agreed that beer is their favorite dessert, and neither of them like sweet beer much. “So it ain’t sweet, it tastes like beer, and the flavor additions are subtle!” said Johnson. “German Weizen Yeast gives us banana esters. Chocolate wheat malt and TCHO cacao nibs give us chocolate flavors, ” Johnson continues. “Add a little caramel malt, vanilla extract and cherry juice and whaddya got? ” #nofilterbananasplitbock of course!
Marin Brewing’s newest collaboration will be available on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 by the glass and for growlers to go!
Malts: Weyermann Barke Pilsner Malt, Weyermann Pale Wheat Malt, Weyermann CaraMunich II, Weyermann Chocolate Wheat Malt
Hops: German Hallertau Mittlefruh
Yeast: GigaYeast Bavarian Hefe Yeast
Other Stuff: TCHO Ecuadorian Cacao Nibs, King Orchards Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract
8% alcohol by volume, 25 IBU’s
Since 1989 Marin Brewing has been Marin’s original craft brewer. Located in the Marin Country Market, Marin Brewing has been pouring and serving award-winning craft beer and food in a family-friendly atmosphere. Over the years Marin Brewing has won more than 30 medals at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival, making Marin Brewing the go-to place for watching the big game, for gathering the family, and for enjoying great weather on its legendary patio.
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