Berliner Weisse is Ulrike Genz's favorite beer and the reason why she started brewing in the first place. As a Berliner, it was and is important to her to give her hometown her good, traditional beer back. With a lot of passion and craft, she built up the Schneeeule label and brews wonderfully refreshing beer and fine creations like the Schampus Weiß Vintage , which was created in cooperation with the Bayerischer Bahnhof and Freigeist Bierkultur , using the one-woman method.
Ulrike came up with these unusual names when taking a closer look at the Berliner Weisse: Crowned with white foam, the beer shines in a bright light yellow. Yellow and white are also the dominant colors of the snowy owl, yellow eyes on white plumage. Ulrike also liked the three consecutive E in the name, an eye-catcher, just like the monochrome labels with the big owl that has spread its wings. The program is extraordinary: not only the labels and the name are special, the beer behind them is also unique. Ulrike von Schneeeule attaches great importance to the balance of her product. She skillfully balances bitter substances, sour notes and malt, so that in the end a total work of art with traditional roots emerges.
What seems very unusual to us is common in Berlin: syrup in beer. That wouldn't be on the table for a franc. Neither does Ulrike Genz. Although she comes from the hometown of the Berliner Weisse, the beer that is only too happy to be served there with raspberry or woodruff syrup, she thinks that this is a bad habit. As early as the 1920s, people began to balance the strong acidity of Berliner Weissen with syrup. “Tourist beer” is Ulrike's comment. The woman from Wedding has made the renaissance of Berlin whites her mission and would like to banish syrup and straws from the beer glass with her creations. Ulrike is a graduate engineer and studied brewing in order to search for the roots of the Berlin whites. With original yeasts from the bottles of old, leftover Berliner Weisse, she creates her recipes and creates what hardly anyone would have thought possible: She brings the Berliner Weisse out of the water and makes it socially acceptable again - and all without syrup!