American-made wheat beers tend to be dry, hoppy and, far too often, bland. The New World cousins of traditional German hefeweizens typically tone down the yeastâs tutti-frutti punch while amping up the bitterness. Heater Allen built its reputation on authentically Bohemian lagers, so itâs little surprise that the McMinnville breweryâs first ale began with a recipe imported directly from Germany. Lisa Allen, who brews with her father, Rick, had a college roommate who worked at a Munich brewpub and gifted her with the formula for this Bavarian-style wheat beer. If youâre used to Widmer or Blue Moon, prepare yourself: The Isarweizen will thump your nostrils with the smell of clove and then strike your tongue with the taste of banana. Itâs creamy and crisp, kind of like chewing a slice of Juicy Fruit gumâand I mean that in the very best way. Heater Allen releases this cloudy and refreshing quaff in the spring, but if you can track down a leftover from last yearâJohnâs Market had a fewâitâs still in great shape. Recommended.