Confluence Weather Beacon Red beer

Confluence Weather Beacon Red

Doppelbock · 8.3% ABV · ~260 calories

Confluence Brewing Company · Des Moines, IA


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Beer Description

This “winter warmer” brew is named in honor of the Weather Beacon, a 500-foot tower in the downtown Des Moines skyline from 1960 to 2012. The beacon’s light provided an instant forecast:

“Weather Beacon red, warmer weather ahead.
Weather Beacon white, colder weather in sight.
Weather Beacon green, no change in weather foreseen.
Weather Beacon flashing night or day, precipitation is on the way.”

A bigger, bolder version our Oktoberfest beer, Weather Beacon Red signals warmer days ahead with a rich, complex, medium-toasted malt flavor, a touch of residual sweetness, and deceptively high alcohol content. It’s made with German Vienna and Munich malts, premium domestic Pilsner malt, and four specialty cara-malts for color, finished with German hops, and fermented with German lager yeast.

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