09 June 2011

Weyerbacher Que?beck & XVI Release

WeyerbacherFrom Dan: 

We had a faux pas last week and didn't have Sixteen available, but it will definitely be out this Saturday during Visitor Center hours at the brewery. I'll let Chris Wilson describe the latest in our Brewer's Select Series of One-offs:
¿Queˊ Beck? is the next release of the Brewer’s Select Series. As you know, the naming system for the BSS is based on the NATO phonetic alphabet. You may not know that the TTB will not allow a brewery to name a beer the name of an existing place if the beer is not made there. So Quebec (pronounced “ka-bec” by the locals there) is out and ¿Queˊ Beck? is in. Its a nice summer refresher with a crackin’ hop character. Its 5.5% ABV and around 20 IBU. It’ll be finished with Cascade and Sorachi Ace hops which will deliver a nice citrus, lemon character.
Que Beck is available in bottles only at the brewery, in draft at many venues during Philly Beer Week, and NJ as well.
Dan Weyerbacher

02 June 2011

Weyerbacher Merry Monks Takes Honors Philly Beer Week Events!

imageFrom Dan:

Weyerbacher Merry Monks’ Takes Honors Again!

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer (June 2, 2011) has 2, yes 2 Weyerbacher Beers getting top 5 honors out of 38 regional beers tasted.   The blind tasting was conducted by Inquirer Restaurant Critic Craig LaBan with a panel of 8 tasters including food critics, wine and beer writers, brewers and beer geeks alike.  Beers were divided into two categories: classic beers and new beers.

Weyerbacher Merry Monks’ place number 3 in classic beers showing “…a mastery of  Belgian style brewing”.  LaBan added its “…at once creamy, pruney sweet, and potent, stoking big boozy lusciousness”.

Weyerbacher Blasphemy placed number 5 in the new beers category.  This Belgian-style Quadruppel aged in bourbon barrels, was just brought back by the brewery after a 3 year hiatus, due to intense lobbying by beer fans.  Available right now, for a limited time in 750ml Cork n Cage bottles.


Wednesday 5/11, 4pm-7pm: Tasting at the Wegman’s in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Beers include: Merry Monks, Verboten, and Blanche.

Thursday 5/12 at 6pm: Weyerbacher Night at The Hulmeville Inn, PA. Firkin of Pineapple Blanche, Firkin of Mango Double Simcoe on the Hand-Pump, Heresy, Papa (scotch ale), and Blithering Idiot on tap! There will also be a qualifying round for the Philly Beer Geek contest that evening.

Friday 5/13, 5pm-8pm: Tasting at Queen Anne Wine & Spirits in Teaneck, NJ.

Saturday 5/14, 12:30-4:30pm: Washington Crossing Brewfest, PA.

Saturday 5/14. 5pm-9pm: Blue Monkey, Merchantville Beerfest, NJ. Pouring Verboten and Blanche.

This is your humble brewer, Chris Wilson, here to remind you that the day is nearly upon us. Friday marks the official beginning of Philly Beer Week and we are going to be busy! We have 34 events that we are attending, as well as many Weyerbacher beers being featured throughout the city at participating bars!!! We will be featuring some of our year-round beers - Merry Monks’ Ale, Double Simcoe and Verboten alongside some of our seasonals like Blanche, Blasphemy, Insanity and much more. We will also have special beers at some events. Keep your eyes and ears open to find out where you’ll get to try Papa, Que¿beck, Sixteen or maybe even something more special…

We are going to start this year’s festivities at Jose Pistola’s, where you can lunch with me and a nice firkin of Double Simcoe IPA. We would definitely like to see you and get an early start on PBW2011. I’ll also be at Grace Tavern, Perch Pub, Johnny Brenda’s, Abbaye and London Grill, among others.

Chris Lampe, our Production Manager, will be hitting the scene Wednesday afternoon and starting out big with 9+ beers at Standard Tap @4pm. Come on, you can’t miss that!! You can also meet up with him at Time, Trolley Car, Eulogy and Hulmeville Inn (just to name a few).

You will also see our sale crew of Bob Fauteux and Mike Lubieski all over the city. There will be a Natalie DeChico sighting or two at South Jersey Uno’s locations.

Check out the full schedule of events featuring Weyerbacher Brewing Company and make a plan to come out and see us!