29 July 2011

Weyerbacher–New Project IPA CRIMSON Sat (7/30)!

WeyerbacherNew IPA Project this Saturday at Visitor’s Center ~ Be sure to stop by between noon and 3 to check it out! Details below from Chris…

Head Brewer Chris Wilson:
Well it’s almost August and that means we can really start talking about autumn beers, right? We are full steam ahead on production of Imperial Pumpkin Ale and now, AutumnFest as well. Some of you may have actually seen these beers start to trickle out onto the shelves of your local store. The rest of you should see them sometime in August. We have increased production of Imperial Pumpkin Ale by a huge amount this year to TRY and keep up with demand, but I bet you’ll still want more. Don’t forget about AutumnFest either! If you are looking for a nice malty brew that’s incredibly drinkable, AutumnFest is your beer.

Hopefully, you’ve been keeping up with the IPA Project. Well, it’s time for another installment. We are calling it Crimson. Again, the name is random, so no, it is not RED! For the love of PETE, it’s random! You know, to avoid confusion from beer to beer! Arrrrggh…. “I have people skills!”

Well, this is one sticky hop concoction! A west coast-style IPA with big citrus and pine notes. Kettle hopped with Simcoe, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial, and then dry hopped with more Simcoe and Centennial for an incredible hop flavor and aroma. If you like hops, Crimson is going to make you stand up and smack your mama!

August is also going to bring our next Brewer’s Select Beer, Romeo. We’re going to go Belgian with this one. It has not been bottled at the time I’m writing this, but I can tell that it will be an ~8.5% Belgian Red Ale. We are looking at around 35 IBUs and a nice dose of Hallertuaer and Saaz in the finish. Maybe you should consider a gift for your mama after what Crimson made you do.

I have one last little bit of information for you. We have two incredible beers that are coming up for release. It may be September or October, but they are awesome. Keep your ear to the ground for details that will follow shortly.

If you find yourself drinking a Weyerbacher Beer, give us a shout on twitter @weyerbacher. And as always, please visit our website, www.weyerbacher.com.

Cheers,
Chris Wilson

22 July 2011

Weyerbacher Rapture American Wild Ale

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Here’s an exciting new brew from our friend Chris Wilson @ Weyerbacher Brewing.  Rapture American Wild Ale…750ml bottles and a BIG 11.8% ABV for this new wild-yeast brew….and no I haven’t figured out yet what the drawing is.  Could this be the sour Flanders red Chris Wilson mentioned?

10 July 2011

Weyerbacher Brewers Select–Romeo

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We’re working our way through the phonetic alphabet with the Weyerbacher Brewing Brewers Select Series.  Today I’m excited to be the first to show off their new Romeo packaging.  As always this will be packaged in 12oz bottles, but beyond that there are very few details to report, other than it will continue to be an “Ale craft brewed in small batches”…so stay tuned for details.

07 July 2011

Weyerbacher Update

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It’s summertime and the livin’s easy…

Philly Beer Week was a blast (and a bit of a blur). We had some excellent events. Que¿Beck went over like gangbusters. It was good to have a tasty 5.5% summer ale to drink at all those events! If you didn’t make it out, mark your calendar for next year. Take a vacation, play hooky, do whatever it takes to make it out next year. It is an experience that should be on every beer lover’s “must do” list. Special thanks to all the bars that welcomed us, as well as our Origlio representatives. Let’s give a big shout-out to Mike, Natalie and Bob (our sales crew) for setting up the events and making sure everything went off without a hitch.

Our fourth entry for the IPA Project is titled “Steel”. Steel is a 5.8%, 52IBU straw colored IPA. We’ve kept the malt bill simple to let the hops shine through on this West Coasty IPA. We have loaded it up with Ahtanum, Centennial and Simcoe Hops at a rate of over 4 pounds per barrel. Steel is loaded with floral, piney and citrus notes that are sure to please the hop lover. Please fill out a survey at your local participating establishment or get on our website and fill it out online. Same participating locations that have been on this project previously.

Otherwise, we are brewing a @$@%-load of Imperial Pumpkin Ale. This is, of course, exactly what I think of when the brewery temps inside are approaching 100 degrees F. Too early to brew pumpkin you say? Well, you guys like this beer so much that we have to start brewing it really early so that we can make it all before the release date. Yeah, Pumpkin!

Cheers,
Chris Wilson