07 July 2011

Weyerbacher Update

imageFrom Chris:

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!

Chris Wilson

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