Mainstays Made With Riverbend Appalachian Wheat Malt

Our Appalachian Wheat malt is made using a new regionally adapted variety of soft red wheat called Oakes. With flavors of baked artisan bread and toast, it’s no surprise that this wheat malt was developed for use in the artisan bread industry. However, with an aroma and flavor that is more pronounced than traditional wheat malts, we’ve found it makes a tremendous malting variety that promotes head retention and body in the finished beer. 

Check out these mainstay beers made with Riverbend wheat malt, Appalachian Wheat, by craft breweries across the Southeast.

Appalachian Wheat

Biscuit – Fullsteam Brewery, NC

Fullsteam’s mission is to craft distinctly Southern beers that celebrate the farm and food traditions of the American South. With their award-winning Biscuit Wheat Beer, they’ve done just that.  

Biscuit is wheat-forward with light clove and banana bread notes that don’t overpower the brew. Just enough banana and clove to know it’s a wheat beer, with restrained yeast phenolics to ensure the local grain bill isn’t overshadowed. Says Fullsteam of this Made With Riverbend Mainstay, “We get lots of “I normally don’t like wheat beers, but I love this” reaction.”

End Of Days Bourbon – End of Days Distillery, NC

End of Days Distillery was born from a legacy of hard work and hustle, where creating something with your own two hands meant a day well lived. 

End of Days Bourbon is Wilmington’s first legally produced Bourbon since prohibition. This whiskey was produced and barreled prior to the grand opening of the distillery. Behind the scenes, it was quietly aging in new American Oak cask by Black Water Cooperage. Made with Riverbend Appalachian Wheat, Smoked Appalachian Wheat, and Southern Select 2-Row Barley Malt, the temperature variations within the distillery that occur naturally through the season helped to develop the deep characteristic of the whiskey within.

For-scythe Wheat  – Cherry Street Brewing, GA 

Cherry Street Brewing was the first legal craft beer brewery to open in Forsyth County in 2012. 

A 2022 World Beer Cup Gold Winner, For-scythe Wheat is a crystal clear, bright gold American Wheat that stays dry and crisp until the last drop. Featuring Riverbend Appalachian Wheat Malt, Caroline Rye malt, orange peel, lemon peel, and coriander, this beer offers a subtle spice character and citrus zest notes. For-scythe also gets a healthy addition of Lemondrop Hops for added fresh citrus undertones.

All Malt Bourbon – Weldon Mills – NC

At its inception, Weldom Mills Distillery set out to become the most accomplished distillery in North Carolina. They surpassed that mark by becoming the #1 Micro-Distillery in America two years in a row, and they’ve only been open for three! 

All Malt Bourbon is a Double Gold 2021 John Barleycorn award winner, limited-production, ultra-premium, barrel-proof bourbon whiskey, and it’s the only bourbon in America made with all malted wheat and grains, Riverbend Appalachian among them. This spirit has a buttery mouthfeel and golden tone of sweet vanilla, honeycomb, and dry oak with notes of caramel, oak, and vanilla. 

Floyd’s Humor Raspberry Wit – Lookout Brewing, NC 

Lookout Brewing prides itself on creating small-batch craft brews with love on the front porch of Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. They love to experiment and explore new styles and perspectives, combining creativity with tradition. 

Floyd’s Humor Raspberry Wit is fruity, quenching, and bright pink. Brewed with Belgian Wit yeast,  juicy, organic raspberries, and Riverbend malted wheat style Appalachian Wheat, Floyd’s Humor is the ultimate summer sipper with a unique and funky twist.

Walden’s Ridge NEIPA –  Albright Grove, TN

Albright Grove Brewing Co. is owned by passionate brewmaster Nick Barron, who has traveled the world to hone his craft on a journey that’s led from Tennessee to London to Chicago and back to Tennessee. 

Created in collaboration with the North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy, Walden’s Ridge NEIPA is made with Riverbend Appalachian Wheat, as well as locally grown oats. It has a juicy tropical fruit aroma, a surprising punch of citrus, and a light yet silky body, finishing dry and effervescent.

Hazy Day NEIPA – Brewers at 4001 Yancey, NC 

Brewers at 4001 Yancey is the joint effort of Southern Tier, Sixpoint, Victory Brewing Company, and Bold Rock Cidery. Built-in the historic Bower’s Mill building, the fermentation tanks are the original tanks used when Victory opened its doors in 1996.

Hazy Daze is a smooth and juicy IPA featuring Citra and Mosaic hops, and our malted wheat style Appalachian Wheat. Rich in citrus hop character and incredibly easy to drink, it will leave you in a haze and have you coming back for more.