26 February 2009

Weyerbacher Echo to be Release This Sat (2/28)

From Dan:

The latest entry in our Brewer's Select series of one-off brews, Echo will be released in bottles at our Visitor's Center at the brewery this Saturday February 28. Only about 50 cs total are available. Echo in draft form is currently being shipped to wholesalers in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Massachusetts, New York, Maryland and Florida. We have timed the release of Echo draft to coincide with Philly Beer Week. We will be attending more than 15 events throughout the city and suburbs, and plan to feature Echo at most of them.Echo is a "Rye-PA" at 6.8%, brewed with pale, crystal, carapils, and 30% rye malts, bittered to 60 IBUs, and late-hopped with Simcoe and Centennial Hops. This dark-copper ale combines the citrus kick of the hops with the spicy flavor that comes from using 30% rye. This winter IPA will help you bridge the gap between now and Spring.Cheers!

05 February 2009

Weyerbacher to Release Echo March 7th

From Chris Wilson:

This is our upcoming release in the Brewer’s Select Series.

The beer should be available in the Visitor’s Center on Saturday, March 7th.

Echo - “A Deep-Copper Rye-PA”

We have timed the release of Echo to coincide with Philly Craft Beer Week (3/6-3/15). We will be taking part in events nearly every night throughout the Philadelphia Area, including the suburbs, and plan to feature Echo at most of them. Keep an eye on the website for a full list of events. You also have a chance to find it in Maryland, Western PA, Boston, NYC and parts of Florida. A very limited amount of 12oz. bottles will be available at our Visitor’s Center as well.

It will be a 6.8%, 60IBU IPA, brewed with pale, crystal, carapils, and 30% rye along with a good dose of Simcoe and Centennial hops. This deep-copper ale combines the citrus kick of the hops with the spicy twang that comes from 30% rye malt. It is a Winter IPA to bridge the gap between now and Spring.

04 February 2009

Merry Monks Rated Top Belgian Trippel

From Dan:

The Ale Street News Feb/Mar 2009 edition, just getting to beer stores across the country right now conducted a blind panel tasting of Belgian style Trippels and Merry Monks’ was awarded 4 stars!

To put this is context, Westmalle Trippel was given 3.5 stars as was Victory Golden Monkey, and New Belgium’s Trippel. Some other notables from Belgium received only 3 stars as did Stone’s version.

We launched Merry Monks’ 10 years ago under the name Belgian Style Trippel originally and changed the name to Merry Monks’ in 2002. This is my personal favorite of all the beer styles we make and we take extra special care to make sure its bottle conditioned at the brewery before shipping out to market. If you’re lucky enough to find the cork ‘n’ cage edition of this beauty (released only a few times a year), you’ll experience and even higher effervescence than the 12 oz. version as the big corked bottles are able to withstand higher internal pressures, hence we are able to fully bottle condition to a higher level of carbonation.

Merry Monks has become one of our flagship beers growing about 30% each year in sales. Arguably this may be our best beer and we’re very proud to have received recognition of this level.

Thanks Ale Street News!

Dan Weyerbacher and our fantastic brew team.