“This is an amazing wheat,â€ I remarked, sipping an unfiltered beer at Topekaâ€™s local microbrewery.
â€œWell, we are in Kansas,â€ my drinking buddy replied.
In a state known for sunflowers and wheat crops, it became clear that the beer in my hand should be fresh, vibrant and specialâ€”it should be the color of thick sunlight playing across a wheat field.
AtÂ Blind Tiger Brewery & RestaurantÂ in Topeka, Ks., three of the six flagship beers are wheat based. The Raw Wheat and the Country Seat Wheat use grain purchased from a local farmer in Berryton. When John Dean, co-owner of the brewery, buys wheat, he easily recognizes its quality.
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