Inspired by Pig Destroyer, an American grindcore band whose music can often be heard blasting out of our breweries on brew days, this isn’t your ordinary Hefe-Weizen. Brewed with Midnight Wheat Malt from Briess Malting, tart blackberries, and dry-hopped with Chinook, Aurora and El Dorado hops, this hazy black beer is dry and roasty, yet offers aromatic fruity notes.
We brewed this beer to celebrate the first ever Minnesota performance by Pig Destroyer in April 2016. The name, Heathen Temple, is the title of a song from the band’s 2007 album, Phantom Limb. Scott Hull, one of Pig Destroyer’s founding members, is a craft beer fan and lists Surly’s beers as some of his favorite brews.