We are happy to announce that our Bison Weizen is back on tap at the Tangled Roots Tap Room and The Lone Buffalo restaurant.
Bison Weizen is a very special beer that we produced to help raise money to take care of the buffalo at Buffalo Rock State Park. One dollar from every pint sold in the tap room or restaurant is donated to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, which operates the park.
At Tangled Roots, part of our commitment as a company is to preserve the natural resources around us. Using our beer to support a local state park seemed like a natural extension of that goal.
Dan Bell, site superintendent for the I&M Canal State Trail and Buffalo Rock State Park, said he appreciates the brewery’s support.
“Money received from the sale of the Bison Weizen ensures that we have a dedicated source of funding for the care and management of the bison at Buffalo Rock State Park,” he said.
Tangled Roots is the first Illinois brewery to work with the IDNR in this manner.
The first batch of Bison Weizen raised $1,617 for Buffalo Rock.
Bison Weizen is a dunkel weizen style beer, which is a dark German wheat beer. Tangled Roots’ brewed the beer using traditional German methods including using a decoction mash process where a portion of the mash is boiled.