04 January 2010

Sitting by the Fireside with Weyerbacher

Here’s a little home video from Weyerbacher featuring Dan, Chris & Chris talking about the 2010 Fireside Ale.

Weyerbacher News – Fireside, India & New Website!

Weyerbacher From Dan:


Latest Release: Fireside Ale started shipping to our distributors today. Fireside is an intricate dark ale with a touch of smokiness. The rich malt flavor, crisp bitterness and smoke reach perfect equilibrium in this brew. Next Scheduled Release: Heresy and Insanity will come out during the month of February. Heresy is our outstanding Old Heathen aged in Bourbon barrels. Insanity is our Blithering Idiot aged in Bourbon barrels. Both take on complex and unique characteristics from the time spent in the Bourbon barrels.

Still in the stores: There might be a small amount of Winter Ale in stores and Quad might still be available. There are a couple of distributors who have not yet asked for their pre-order so some states may not have theirs yet. You should also be able to find Double Simcoe 750s and Merry Monks 750s (champagne style) in outlets catering to craft styles.

Comments from both Chris(es): Chris Wilson, Head Brewer: Happy New Year!  I started the New Year with a Riserva.  It just seemed to be more fitting, and flavorful, than champagne.   I hope you started this year with a nice beer as well.  Fireside is in the bottle (and keg)!  This beer is just so satisfyingly balanced and that smokiness is just captivating.  It is the perfect beer for a cold January day by the fireplace. Check out our fireside chat on YouTube We are busy planning our next beer in the Brewer’s Select Series, India.  We are going to do a West Coast Style IPA.  I am thinking 7 to 7.5% ABV and 70ish IBUs with a massive hop aroma.  We will probably release this one in mid-February.   Our plans are to brew a few more beers in the Brewer’s Select Series this year so keep your eyes on the website for what’s coming next.

Chris Lampe, Production Manager: We bottled a batch of the Merry Monks Ale Cork ‘n Cage earlier this month that I have now tested and deemed ready for release! Look for it in the stores soon. I’d also like to welcome Sean Anderson onto the cellarmen team as a full time employee. If you see him out and about at Tap and Table or next week at Crocodile Rock with his band Extranean, say hello!
Visitor Center: The VC is open every Saturday 12 – 3 for tasting and tours.

Other News: A new website is under construction – it will be exciting, easy to use and full of information. Expect it in the next 6 weeks or so. Check us out on Facebook. Become a friend!