Baxter Labs Releasing Grodziskie: “The Polish Champagne”

Baxter Labs Releasing Grodziskie: “The Polish Champagne”From Baxter:

Um, what?!

That’s the same reaction I had when I first learned of this classic Polish style ale. But let me tell you about the Legend of Bernard Warbzezno and you might be inspired, too!


Around the turn of the 15th century, a French monk by the name of Blazej traveled to the Benedictine monastery in Lubin, taking its name as Bernard. One day Bernard came across the disease-ridden town of Grodzisk. Upon seeing the poor town’s well had run dry, he prayed to God to take pity on Grodzisk’s people and fill the well. God did, and henceforth the water from the well healed all who drank from it and produced the best beer the region had ever tasted – named Grodziskie.

Grodziskie is traditionally brewed with 100% oak smoked wheat, low amounts of noble hops, and a clean, high flocculating ale yeast. With high carbonation, a clean, crisp finish, and a low ABV – around 3% – it became a celebration beer, nicknamed “the Polish Champagne.” Just as the local Grodzisk brewers brought a barrel of grodziskie to Bernard, we are bringing our interpretation of this old world style to you.

After matching the water profile from a Grodzisk well (yes, really), we used 100% oak smoked wheat, saaz hops, and kölsch yeast to produce a smoky, crisp, and spritzy ale that can be drank in celebration or after a long day’s work! Stop in after your long day’s work and enjoy a Polish Champagne at Braxton Labs!

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