01 January 2099
18 June 2013
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!
28 May 2013
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!
12 May 2013
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.
19 April 2013
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.
10 April 2013
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.
21 March 2013
It is with great pleasure that Weyerbacher Brewing Company announces the 10th donation from the proceeds from Last Chance IPA! The Voorhees Animal Orphanage in Voorhees, NJ received a check for $2,252.50! The Voorhees Animal Orphanage is a non-profit organization that has one goal in mind: the welfare of the animals. Since 1988, the Voorhees Animal Orphanage has been dedicated to providing shelter, food and medical care to stray and unwanted animals until permanent homes can be found. Each year the Animal Orphanage takes in nearly 1,500 abandoned, unwanted, stray and owner relinquished animals. In 2009, the Animal Orphanage rescued 275 adoptable animals from high kill shelters along the east coast.
Our New Jersey Representative Natalie DeChico and Hunterdon Distributor’s Representative Rob Forczek stopped by the Animal Orphange to present the $2,252.50 check, and some Last Chance IPA, to shelter Director Chrisine Todd and Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator Angela Cimino. Natalie picked this shelter after hearing numerous people mention what a great shelter is it and how they go above and beyond to help the animals. The icing on the cake was when she was at a Weyerbacher event in Berlin, NJ and met up with service dog Moose, his owner Dave, and vet Marvin that work with The Animal Orphanage and were all enjoying some Weyerbacher, except Moose. Check out the photos from the donation process below!
Each month Weyerbacher donates a portion of their wholesale receipts of Last Chance IPA. Read about Last Chance IPA by clicking here and learn more about The Animal Orphanage by visiting their website.
20 March 2013
Some exciting news coming from Weyerbacher today as they show off a new beer heading to 12oz bottles. The beer will be named Sunday Morning Stout and it is a stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee added. Stay tuned for ABV and release details.
18 March 2013
2012 Riserva Release Event
Saturday, March 23rd
10 am until 3:30 pm
Be one of the first to taste 2012 Riserva at the release event held at Weyerbacher’s Visitors Center on Saturday, March 23rd! Doors will open to the public at 10 am and remain open throughout the normal Visitors Center hours until 3:30 pm. Rather than the usual Saturday samplings at the bar, all of our available styles of beer will be set up at different tasting stations located throughout the brewery. Tours will be cancelled for the day, however, full-time staff and tour guides will be positioned throughout the brewery to discuss any questions you may have about the equipment. During this special event, you will be able to see the new cellar, the whole bottling line and get up close to all of the equipment.
Of course, you’ll still be able to buy whatever quantity and selection of beers you’d like at our case packing area. We’ll have growlers and kegs available for sale and lots of new T-shirts and glassware!
Don’t miss this event!
Riserva 2012 is an American Wild Ale fermented on red raspberries. Riserva is fermented with a blend of Saccharomyces yeast, Brettanomyces yeast and lactic acid bacteria that produce funky, sour and fruity flavors and aromas. The beer is aged for more than a year in oak barrels with raspberries, giving the beer a pungent raspberry aroma, a lovely red color and a balancing wood character.
This brew is a beautiful beer, both to your eyes and to your taste buds. The microflora responsible for giving Riserva its character reside in the wood barrels and change somewhat over time depending upon factors such as the age of the barrel and the ambient temperature at which the barrels are stored. New barrels are rotated into the mix as old barrels are rotated out and as such, Riserva varies somewhat in color and tartness from year to year. Riserva is much higher in alcohol than its Belgian lambic framboise cousins and is a true treat to experience.
A very limited quantity of Riserva is distributed to select states, however, you will be able to purchase it here at the brewery starting at 10 am on Saturday, March 23rd.