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Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen Food Pairings & Recipe

Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen Beer Pairings & Recipe
When it comes to cooling down on a warm summer afternoon, it’s difficult to find a beer that’s more satisfying than a hefeweizen. With subtle banana, bubblegum and spicy clove notes and a dry, refreshing finish, Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen has kept us going all summer long. And it’s even better with food. Today, we’re going to discuss food pairings that really bring out the flavors of our Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen. We’ll also throw in a few recipes for you to cook with our hefeweizen, giving you an entirely new experience with it.

Hefeweizen Food Pairings

Like with other hefeweizens, Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen requires light, refreshing food to bring out its subtle flavors. We’ve found that our hefeweizen pairs best with summer salads, fish and delicate chicken dishes, making it perfect for BBQs. It also tastes great with Asian food like spring rolls and pad Thai. Just make sure to serve it in a classic weissbier “vase”, or a tall wine glass or tulip.

Cooking with Hefeweizen

If you truly appreciate flavor, there’s no doubt that you’d be interested in experiencing hefeweizen in an entirely new way. Cooking with beer results in incredibly complex and engaging flavors. Here are two of our favorite recipes for cooking with our Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen.

Spicy Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen Braised Pork Shoulder

Courtesy of Draft Magazine


  • 1 bottle of Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder (2.5 – 3 pounds), trimmed, trussed, peppered, and salted
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced and peeled
  • 2 cups of chicken stock, brought to a boil
  • 2 jalapenos, minced and seeded
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup of chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground cumin seed
  • 1 bunch of chopped scallions, greens only
  • 1 zest of lime
  • 1 zest of lemon
  • 1 zest of orange
  • Extra virgin olive oil

  1. Blend all ingredients excluding beer, onion and chicken stock with olive oil to make a coarse paste. Rub this paste on pork shoulders.
  2. Divide onion slices evenly between two 4-inch hotel pans.
  3. Place the marinated pork in the pans. Pour chicken stock and beer into the pans.
  4. Cover the pans with foil and braise in oven at 350 degrees for 3 and ½ hours.
  5. Serve your pork with soft polenta or grits and avocado slices.

Hefeweizen Sausage

Courtesy of DJ Ness on Allrecipes


  • 1 bottle of Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen
  • 1 pound of smoked kielbasa sausage, sliced into 1-inch cuts
  • 4 red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 small head of cabbage, quartered
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 8-ounce bag of baby carrots
  • Ground black pepper and salt

  1. Bring Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen to a boil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Layer potato quarters on the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add Italian seasoning, black pepper and salt to the pot.
  4. Layer baby carrots, onion, smoked sausage and cabbage over the potatoes, adding seasoning, pepper and salt to each layer.
  5. Change heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for 45 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
Now that you’ve got the food pairings and recipes, you just need to get your hands on Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen! Use our Beer Finder below to find out where you can find Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen near you!