08 December 2013

Weyerbacher Tango Returns With New Packaging

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Here’s your first look at the new label coming from Weyerbacher for their classic Tango.  This former Brewer’s Select series beer will now return in 750ml bottles.  Tango is a Belgian-style dark ale brewed with cherries and if it remains the same it will come in at 9.6% ABV and 21 IBU.
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14 October 2013

Weyerbacher Releasing Brewers Select Aries aka Old Heathen Imperial Pumpkin Blend

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We brought you a peek at this new beer back in June, and now we get some details on the new Weyerbacher Brewer’s Select Series beer, Aries….Coming in Oct:

Aries is the 3rd installment in the latest round of Brewers’ Select Series beers!  Aries breaks the mold of preceding Brewers’ Select beers in that it is NOT a new beer—rather, it is a blend of two existing beers which have been being mixed by Weyerbacher employees for a few years now.  In perfect timing for October / Halloween, Aries is a delicious blend of Old Heathen Imperial Stout and Imperial Pumpkin Ale!

Known around the brewery as a “Black & Orange”, this mix is generally credited to Weyerbacher’s NJ Sales Rep Natalie DeChico (the former Philly Beer Geek and creator of Althea).  By mixing these two brews, the otherwise pretty dominant cinnamon and nutmeg spices of Imperial Pumpkin Ale are subdued by Old Heathen while highlighting the malt backbone of both beers. The result is a really balanced yet spicy dark beer which will work very well as a dessert beer and still pair nicely with your favorite fall foods.

Since both Old Heathen and Imperial Pumpkin Ale are each 8% ABV, Aries is also a very manageable 8% [really complicated math here].

When Aries was originally conceived, the plan was to mix Heresy—our Bourbon barrel-aged Old Heathen—with Imperial Pumpkin Ale.  On the day the decision had to be made, however, it was found that the brand new batch of Old Heathen actually tasted better in the mix so we switched things up a bit. The result speaks for itself!
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27 June 2013

Weyerbacher Viridis Lupulus Coming 6/28 Imperial Pumpkin 7/13

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We brought you the news of Weyerbacher Viridis Lupulus back in May, and now this update from Weyerbacher as it prepares to release it 6/28--and an update on the release of 2013 Imperial Pumpkin.  This from Weyerbacher:

Viridis Lupulus is our new seasonal hoppy beer, bottle conditioned and featuring a different set of hops each year. This beer will be available exclusively in a 750ml bottle. The name Viridis Lupulus is meant to be a mildly goofy title meaning "spring hop" beer.

Tasting notes from Head Brewer Chris Wilson:

"Viridis Lupulus, 7.5% and 95 IBU, is a celebration of the renewal of spring. It is an unfiltered, golden-copper IPA with an aggressive hop profile. Massive amounts of Apollo, Calypso, Centennial and Galaxy hops fill this beer with dank citrus and tropical aromas. The bottle conditioning will propel the aromas out of your glass and produce a tight, fluffy head. This beer is a pure hop experience."

Be sure to look for Viridis Lupulus in the market as it will have limited distribution throughout our wholesaler network. Weyerbacher's Visitors Center will release Viridis Lupulus on Friday, June 28th at 4:30 pm!

Look for Imperial Pumpkin Ale to be released at the Visitors Center on July 13th and in the market around August 1st.

18 June 2013

Weyerbacher Eighteen Weizenbock Released Today

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From Weyerbacher:

Eighteen years! What a ride! We started life as a tiny self-distributed production brewery with a focus on tasty English beers. In the beginning we were producing under 2,000 kegs in total output (1,000 barrels). We opened a pub in ‘98, moved to a bigger facility in ’01, acquired additional spaces between ’04 and ’09, built an addition in ’12 all the while obtaining better and more efficient equipment and hiring more and more staff! We’ve won some pretty serious awards, including but not limited to a Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal (in the Specialty Honey Beer Category, GABF Category: 11). If Weyerbacher was a person, we’d be eligible to join the military, buy smokes… but we still can’t drink or rent a car.

Eighteen.” Yes, we are very creative with the names of our beers. Well, we were very creative. Our 10th anniversary (our first anniversary beer) was called Decadance. How badass did we think we were? Gold stars all around! Then, the next year, the wheels on the creativity bus fell off and we went straight to pun-free numbers.

At 11.1% ABV, Eighteen is a big Weizenbock; a “Weizendoppelbock” to be perfectly clear! The malt bill is entirely German: Wheat, Munich, Pils, Carawheat and Chocolate wheat. Eighteen’s nose is reminiscent of a big dark Belgian-style ale with a touch of smokiness. The color is a hazy deep brown. Eighteen features a complex combination of dark fruit and bready malts with chocolate flavors that are perfectly balanced with spicy phenols and banana esters. This unfiltered and bottle-conditioned ale has a creamy, textured mouthfeel and a warming finish. Eighteen is available in ⅙ barrel kegs and 12 oz bottles for a limited time only. This beer will age very nicely, yielding more dark fruits as time passes!
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28 May 2013

Weyerbacher - Brewers Select - Aquila Farmhouse Ale Coming 5/31

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We brought you a peek at this label weeks ago and even discussed it with our pal Chris Wilson in early May…now the official word from Weyerbacher on the 2nd release in their Brewer’s Select series with Constellation names: 

Aquila is a light-bodied Belgian Farmhouse-style ale with heavy American aroma. Pale, Toasted Wheat and Rye malts are combined with Bravo and Simcoe hops to yield this 7.1% Farmhouse ale! As with all of our Brewers’ Select beers, Aquila will have extremely limited production. Draft will be available at select restaurants and bars. Aquila will debut at Philly Beer Week starting Friday, May 31st. 12 oz bottles and growlers will be available the same day exclusively at the Visitors Center!
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12 May 2013

Weyerbacher - Viridis Lupulus 750ml Bottles

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Here’s an exciting new brew coming from Weyerbacher and our pal Chris Wilson called Viridis Lupulus.  This hoppy brew will be packaged in 750ml bottles.  Stay tuned for ABV & release details.
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Weyerbacher Eighteen Weizenbock

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I spoke to Chris Wilson at Weyerbacher about this on on Friday night so I’m excited to get to be he first to show you the label for Weyerbacher  Eighteen Weizenbock.  This 18th Anniversary beer will be packaged in 12oz bottles and base don what Chris tells me, this one will be strong.  Stay tuned for release details.
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19 April 2013

Weyerbacher Brewer’s Select - Aquila Farmhouse Ale

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We got a peek at the first of the new series of Weyerbacher Brewer’s Select series of beers last week.  After reaching the end of the phonetic alphabet with Zulu, the new Brewer’s Select series will follow constellations. We saw Andromeda just last week, and now we get to see Aquila Farmhouse Ale, the 2nd release.  This beer will be packaged in 12oz bottles.
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10 April 2013

Weyerbacher - Brewer’s Select Andromeda Malty Amber Ale - The Series Continues!

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We’ve been asking our pal Chris Wilson from Weyerbacher what would happen next in their Brewer’s Select series after they hit Zulu and it looks like today we finally have an answer.  The brewers select series had previously followed the phonetic alphabet from Alpha to Zulu, and now the series returns with Andromeda and it looks like we’ll be working our way through constellations.  Weyerbacher Brewer’s Select Andromeda is a Malty Amber Ale that will be packaged in 12oz bottles and come in at a sessionable 4.5% ABV.  Stay tuned for release details.
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