Munich Helles will be the focus of the upcoming Summer Comp early next year, to be judged on February 11th.
This technical and tricky beauty makes the perfect Summer beer! But can you brew it to be worthy of the tap lineup at the Wheaty?
The brief is as per BJCP style guidelines, but taken with a grain of salt. Overall balance and impression are the key here rather than slavishly adhering to ‘correct’ ingredients/methods. Have a bit of fun with it, but it should still be identifiably Helles eg. not so hoppy it’s effectively a Pils.
Style reference: https://www.weihenstephaner.de/en/our-beers/original-helles/
As well as the main prize of the winning beer being released by Wheaty Brewing Corps in a limited release batch, we have also upped the ante with our ‘Reinheitsgebot’ bumper prize pack containing, wait for it…, hops, malted grain and yeast, courtesy of our sponsorship partners BeerCo and Gladfield Malt. (You can organise your own water)
To be eligible for the main prize, you will need to brew a Munich Helles. We are also running an “other” category, and the styles for this are any from BJCP 2015 guidelines in categories 4, 5, 6 and 7 (keeping the German theme, more or less)
Go forth and brew!