Hefeweizen! No, weâ€™re not sneezing â€" thatâ€™s the beer that Preservation & Co. adds to this signature brine. We think theyâ€™re pretty weize guys for using a fermented beverage to preserve fresh veggies â€" the subtly yeasty, sometimes effervescent flavor power of beer seems an obvious match for vinegar and pickling spices. The low-alcohol, not-very-hoppy wheat beer in these B & Bs is sourced from Drakeâ€™s Brewing Company, a nearby California craft brewery, and is blended with sweet cider vinegar. But itâ€™s not too sweet, because these cucumbers are pickled with two-thirds the amount of sugar you might find in grocery store jars. tip of the tongue Do as the makers do and pile on Cubano sandwiches with A. Bauerâ€™s Dijon-y mustard!