The Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Beer is the first Hefeweizen (wheat beer) grapefruit beer in the world. It’s made with a blend of equal parts Schöfferhofer beer and fresh grapefruit juice. This casual, refreshing brew has a cloudy orange hue, and ABV of 2.5%. Medium-bodied, it has subtle aromas of wheat and grapefruit. An easy-to-drink beer, it’s crisp and zesty, with sweet grapefruit flavors, and sharp wheat notes.
Fruity and citrusy, the Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Beer pairs wonderfully with fresh and soft cheeses, and salads. Serve this beer cold, and have it as a refreshing partner to barbecues and smoked salmon.
Schöfferhofer is the first wheat beer outside of Bavaria, embracing modernity instead of clinging onto old traditions. The brewery was founded in Mainzer Schöfferhof, the former home of revolutionary German printer, Peter Schöffer. In fact, its logo depicts a portrait of Peter Schöffer. It’s brewed in Mainz, and its first wheat beer, the Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen, was brewed in 1978.
To this day, Schöfferhofer remains a trailblazer, with the first Hefeweizen grapefruit beer in the world being produced by them, and launched in 2007. Both their original and flavored beers have taken German and world markets by storm, becoming in-demand and garnering numerous praises.
Store beer bottles upright to prevent yeast rings from appearing. They must be kept in a cool, dark place at approximately 13°C. Don’t allow beer to be caught in bright light for long periods of time to prevent it from attaining a “skunky” taste.