Waconia Brewing Company’s motto is “approachable brews from approachable people.”
They’re not wrong on either front, especially if you’ve had a chance to sample their Waconiator Doppelbock, a 22 oz. bomber released in December that can still be found in limited supply in the west metro.
Waconiator is Waconia Brewing’s take on a traditional German doppelbock. It is a smooth brew and goes well with a chilly spring day.
Here’s what the brewery has to say about the beer:
“The name is coined from Munich’s legendary brewery Paulaner whose Salvator Doppelbock is the perfect example of the style. We paid tribute to Salvator by adding the suffix ‘tor’ to the end of our great city’s name. The beer itself is a malt-forward, rich, bready, boozy treat. At 8.8 percent ABV, you’ll tread lightly and pick up notes of biscuit, dark fruits, slight chocolate, spice and alcohol. We have been quietly aging this beer for two months now to unleash it on our 1-year anniversary.”
Breaking down the beer
Grain: German Light Munich, German Dark Munich, German Vienna, Carafa II & White Wheat Malts
Hops: UK First Cold
Yeast: Southern German Lager
ABV: 8.8 percent
You can find Waconiator in finer retail stores while supplies last.