Freigeist Köpenickiade

Freigeist Germany

In old West Berlin, isolated from the rest of the free-world and surrounded entirely by the communist Deutsche Demokratische Republik for thirty years, the unusually-sour “Berliner Weiss” maintained a strong local identity until the early 2000s, when it vanished seemingly overnight under the post-Wall onslaught of international pilsners. Local brewers have yet to fully revive it, but the style has lately been recreated by countless brewers in the US and beyond.

From the beginning, much of Freigeist Bierkultur’s focus has been on updating semi-forgotten sour ales from its neighbors to the east, and Köpenickiade is a typically quirky twist on the Berlin style—a clean, fresh weisse made with spelt (an ancient form of wheat) and barley malts.


Style: Berliner Weisse

ABV: 3.50%

Packaging: 500ml bottles and 30L kegs

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