Beer of the Week: Cookie Swap Weiss
Beer Classification: German Weizenbock
Beer History: Classic German dark wheat ale brewed at a higher strength
Familiar: Penn students & staff that love the world renowned cult classic Schneider Aventinus will love this little brother version!
Great With: Honey, goat cheese, flatbread or nachos... all beers go with nachos.
Fun Fact: this was the 4th collaboration beer between City Tap and Philly favorite Yards Brewing. The beer is built to mimic and be paired with winter cookies—holiday or girl scout.
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“As you trudge through February, wandering through the waning days of winter and waiting for those first signs of spring, try “The Yards/City Tap Cookie Swap Weiss” which delivers a much needed dose of holiday joy in the new year.
The Cookie Swap Weiss, a classic German dark wheat ale brewed at high strength, is a collaboration between City Tap House and Yards Brewing Co. in Northern Liberties along the Delaware River. Strong, malty, and fruity, the Cookie Swap is refreshingly balanced and accented by the sweet taste of ginger and cinnamon. Great to pair with their Honey Goat Cheese flatbread or perhaps with their Roast Pork Hash, the Cookie Swap Weiss is a surprisingly flexible beer. I’d also be remiss if I didn’t at least suggest picking up a box of Girl Scout Samoas before heading to Tap House for the Cookie Swap.”
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