In the depths of the Black Forest, just set back from the winding trail, sits a house. This house might seem peaceful at first glance. Nestled beneath the boughs of old growth oak and elm trees its thatched roof is mottled by the shifting shadows of a slow sunset. A trail of smoke winds lazily from the chimney carrying the foreign scent of enticing spices. A small wooden door sits slightly crooked in a wooden frame allowing a chink of warm light to spill out. It looks welcoming, idyllic even, as the last golden rays of the sun settle behind the horizon. Do not be fooled though, young one. For this is a Hexenhaus, and to cross its threshold is to give yourself over to the ministrations of a witch. What she will do, none can say. For when a curious, brave, or foolish, traveller such as yourself enters, they are never seen again.
Hexenhaus is a Roggenbier. This traditional German style ale is brewed with a base of Vienna malt supported by 3 different varieties of Rye to provide a rich and complex malt profile featuring flavours of dark brown bread, light toffee and black pepper. This is supported by Hallertau Tradition hops to provide a grassy hop character and supporting bitterness. The result is a smooth and drinkable rye ale which abounds with chewy malt character and subtle spice.