Chicago’s acclaimed local brewery, Dovetail Brewery (1800 W. Belle Plaine at Ravenswood in the North Center neighborhood), continues its mission of crafting outstanding seasonal beers with its release of the new Dunkelweizen. This dark wheat beer is Dovetail’s interpretation of the classic southern German dark beer that is particularly enjoyable during cooler weather months.
“Our Dunkelweizen is a winter version of our Hefeweizen that is darker in color and features rich chocolate and roast notes in addition to the clove and banana that are traditional Hefeweizen characteristics,” said Dovetail co-owner Hagen Dost. “Dunkelweizen is a heartier version of Hefeweizen that is refreshing without being too robust and filling. It pairs well with the heartier foods of late fall and winter.”
Chocolate brown in color, it has an alcohol level of 5.1% ABV (alcohol by volume), IBU 16 (International Bitterness Units), EBC 35-45 (European Brewery Convention-a color scale) and CO2 6.6 g/L (carbonation). The serving glass of choice is a fluted Hefeweizen.
The Dunkelweizen is available on tap at the Dovetail Brewery taproom with its expanded hours. The taproom is now open Tuesday through Sunday.
Chicago bars and restaurants currently carrying Dovetail Dunkelweizen include Fountainhead (1970 W. Montrose); The Vig (1527 N. Wells); Riverview Tavern (1958 W. Roscoe); JP Burke’s (2913 N. Lincoln); The Beer Bistro (1061 W. Madison); Gideon Welles (4500 N. Lincoln); and Beermiscuous (2812 N. Lincoln).
Stop by to visit the taproom, grab a beer and remember to BYOF (Bring your own food). In addition, some of Chicago’s finest food trucks frequently can be found parked in front of the taproom.