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A Note on This Beer
North Carolina’s Casita Brewing may have just opened their doors in 2019, but this husband-and-wife duo are anything but newbies.
Ryan Witter-Merithew cut his teeth at breweries all over the globe, from Denmark to England, and of course, around the States. During his time in the UK, he actually had a stint as the head brewer at the world-famous Siren Craft Brew!
Then in 2014, he and the Siren crew made headlines when they collaborated with Sweden’s globally-renowned, and always-a-favorite, Omnipollo! The collaboration in question: Nacken.
6 years later, and that Nacken is backen— er,... it’s back!
After returning to the states, meeting his wife Mahalia, and honing both of their skills even further at the great Hill Farmstead, the two are reviving the recipe for this dearly cherished Hefeweizen.
Nacken is something like if a Hef and a Hazy IPA had a baby — Casita crafts it with Pilsner malt, wheat, and flaked oats, so it’s light and crisp, yet soft and fluffy. And then, they cram it with heaps of Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, and Galaxy Hops, so every sip bangs with big, juicy flavors.
From the first gulp, there's a whirlwind of zesty citrus and sweet passionfruit flavors atop the bready malt backbone. It tastes like orange marmalade spread over baked crackers with a hibiscus spritz!
Finally, the beer nerds of America can get a taste of Nacken! And, with so many awesome breweries behind it, what a crying shame it would be to miss out now.
*Siren Craft Brew is a Champion Beer of Britain award-winning brewery!
*Food & Wine lists Omnipollo as one of the 15 Most Important Breweries in Europe!
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