08 December 2013

Weyerbacher Tango Returns With New Packaging

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Here’s your first look at the new label coming from Weyerbacher for their classic Tango.  This former Brewer’s Select series beer will now return in 750ml bottles.  Tango is a Belgian-style dark ale brewed with cherries and if it remains the same it will come in at 9.6% ABV and 21 IBU.
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14 October 2013

Weyerbacher Releasing Brewers Select Aries aka Old Heathen Imperial Pumpkin Blend

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We brought you a peek at this new beer back in June, and now we get some details on the new Weyerbacher Brewer’s Select Series beer, Aries….Coming in Oct:

Aries is the 3rd installment in the latest round of Brewers’ Select Series beers!  Aries breaks the mold of preceding Brewers’ Select beers in that it is NOT a new beer—rather, it is a blend of two existing beers which have been being mixed by Weyerbacher employees for a few years now.  In perfect timing for October / Halloween, Aries is a delicious blend of Old Heathen Imperial Stout and Imperial Pumpkin Ale!

Known around the brewery as a “Black & Orange”, this mix is generally credited to Weyerbacher’s NJ Sales Rep Natalie DeChico (the former Philly Beer Geek and creator of Althea).  By mixing these two brews, the otherwise pretty dominant cinnamon and nutmeg spices of Imperial Pumpkin Ale are subdued by Old Heathen while highlighting the malt backbone of both beers. The result is a really balanced yet spicy dark beer which will work very well as a dessert beer and still pair nicely with your favorite fall foods.

Since both Old Heathen and Imperial Pumpkin Ale are each 8% ABV, Aries is also a very manageable 8% [really complicated math here].

When Aries was originally conceived, the plan was to mix Heresy—our Bourbon barrel-aged Old Heathen—with Imperial Pumpkin Ale.  On the day the decision had to be made, however, it was found that the brand new batch of Old Heathen actually tasted better in the mix so we switched things up a bit. The result speaks for itself!
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27 June 2013

Weyerbacher Viridis Lupulus Coming 6/28 Imperial Pumpkin 7/13

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We brought you the news of Weyerbacher Viridis Lupulus back in May, and now this update from Weyerbacher as it prepares to release it 6/28--and an update on the release of 2013 Imperial Pumpkin.  This from Weyerbacher:

Viridis Lupulus is our new seasonal hoppy beer, bottle conditioned and featuring a different set of hops each year. This beer will be available exclusively in a 750ml bottle. The name Viridis Lupulus is meant to be a mildly goofy title meaning "spring hop" beer.

Tasting notes from Head Brewer Chris Wilson:

"Viridis Lupulus, 7.5% and 95 IBU, is a celebration of the renewal of spring. It is an unfiltered, golden-copper IPA with an aggressive hop profile. Massive amounts of Apollo, Calypso, Centennial and Galaxy hops fill this beer with dank citrus and tropical aromas. The bottle conditioning will propel the aromas out of your glass and produce a tight, fluffy head. This beer is a pure hop experience."

Be sure to look for Viridis Lupulus in the market as it will have limited distribution throughout our wholesaler network. Weyerbacher's Visitors Center will release Viridis Lupulus on Friday, June 28th at 4:30 pm!

Look for Imperial Pumpkin Ale to be released at the Visitors Center on July 13th and in the market around August 1st.

18 June 2013

Weyerbacher Eighteen Weizenbock Released Today

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From Weyerbacher:

Eighteen years! What a ride! We started life as a tiny self-distributed production brewery with a focus on tasty English beers. In the beginning we were producing under 2,000 kegs in total output (1,000 barrels). We opened a pub in ‘98, moved to a bigger facility in ’01, acquired additional spaces between ’04 and ’09, built an addition in ’12 all the while obtaining better and more efficient equipment and hiring more and more staff! We’ve won some pretty serious awards, including but not limited to a Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal (in the Specialty Honey Beer Category, GABF Category: 11). If Weyerbacher was a person, we’d be eligible to join the military, buy smokes… but we still can’t drink or rent a car.

Eighteen.” Yes, we are very creative with the names of our beers. Well, we were very creative. Our 10th anniversary (our first anniversary beer) was called Decadance. How badass did we think we were? Gold stars all around! Then, the next year, the wheels on the creativity bus fell off and we went straight to pun-free numbers.

At 11.1% ABV, Eighteen is a big Weizenbock; a “Weizendoppelbock” to be perfectly clear! The malt bill is entirely German: Wheat, Munich, Pils, Carawheat and Chocolate wheat. Eighteen’s nose is reminiscent of a big dark Belgian-style ale with a touch of smokiness. The color is a hazy deep brown. Eighteen features a complex combination of dark fruit and bready malts with chocolate flavors that are perfectly balanced with spicy phenols and banana esters. This unfiltered and bottle-conditioned ale has a creamy, textured mouthfeel and a warming finish. Eighteen is available in ⅙ barrel kegs and 12 oz bottles for a limited time only. This beer will age very nicely, yielding more dark fruits as time passes!
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28 May 2013

Weyerbacher - Brewers Select - Aquila Farmhouse Ale Coming 5/31

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We brought you a peek at this label weeks ago and even discussed it with our pal Chris Wilson in early May…now the official word from Weyerbacher on the 2nd release in their Brewer’s Select series with Constellation names: 

Aquila is a light-bodied Belgian Farmhouse-style ale with heavy American aroma. Pale, Toasted Wheat and Rye malts are combined with Bravo and Simcoe hops to yield this 7.1% Farmhouse ale! As with all of our Brewers’ Select beers, Aquila will have extremely limited production. Draft will be available at select restaurants and bars. Aquila will debut at Philly Beer Week starting Friday, May 31st. 12 oz bottles and growlers will be available the same day exclusively at the Visitors Center!
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12 May 2013

Weyerbacher - Viridis Lupulus 750ml Bottles

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Here’s an exciting new brew coming from Weyerbacher and our pal Chris Wilson called Viridis Lupulus.  This hoppy brew will be packaged in 750ml bottles.  Stay tuned for ABV & release details.
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Weyerbacher Eighteen Weizenbock

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I spoke to Chris Wilson at Weyerbacher about this on on Friday night so I’m excited to get to be he first to show you the label for Weyerbacher  Eighteen Weizenbock.  This 18th Anniversary beer will be packaged in 12oz bottles and base don what Chris tells me, this one will be strong.  Stay tuned for release details.
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19 April 2013

Weyerbacher Brewer’s Select - Aquila Farmhouse Ale

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We got a peek at the first of the new series of Weyerbacher Brewer’s Select series of beers last week.  After reaching the end of the phonetic alphabet with Zulu, the new Brewer’s Select series will follow constellations. We saw Andromeda just last week, and now we get to see Aquila Farmhouse Ale, the 2nd release.  This beer will be packaged in 12oz bottles.
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10 April 2013

Weyerbacher - Brewer’s Select Andromeda Malty Amber Ale - The Series Continues!

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We’ve been asking our pal Chris Wilson from Weyerbacher what would happen next in their Brewer’s Select series after they hit Zulu and it looks like today we finally have an answer.  The brewers select series had previously followed the phonetic alphabet from Alpha to Zulu, and now the series returns with Andromeda and it looks like we’ll be working our way through constellations.  Weyerbacher Brewer’s Select Andromeda is a Malty Amber Ale that will be packaged in 12oz bottles and come in at a sessionable 4.5% ABV.  Stay tuned for release details.
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21 March 2013

Weyerbacher - Last Chance IPA Donation # 10

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It is with great pleasure that Weyerbacher Brewing Company announces the 10th donation from the proceeds from Last Chance IPA! The Voorhees Animal Orphanage in Voorhees, NJ received a check for $2,252.50! The Voorhees Animal Orphanage is a non-profit organization that has one goal in mind: the welfare of the animals. Since 1988, the Voorhees Animal Orphanage has been dedicated to providing shelter, food and medical care to stray and unwanted animals until permanent homes can be found. Each year the Animal Orphanage takes in nearly 1,500 abandoned, unwanted, stray and owner relinquished animals. In 2009, the Animal Orphanage rescued 275 adoptable animals from high kill shelters along the east coast.

Our New Jersey Representative Natalie DeChico and Hunterdon Distributor’s Representative Rob Forczek stopped by the Animal Orphange to present the $2,252.50 check, and some Last Chance IPA, to shelter Director Chrisine Todd and Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator Angela Cimino. Natalie picked this shelter after hearing numerous people mention what a great shelter is it and how they go above and beyond to help the animals. The icing on the cake was when she was at a Weyerbacher event in Berlin, NJ and met up with service dog Moose, his owner Dave, and vet Marvin that work with The Animal Orphanage and were all enjoying some Weyerbacher, except Moose. Check out the photos from the donation process below!

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Each month Weyerbacher donates a portion of their wholesale receipts of Last Chance IPA. Read about Last Chance IPA by clicking here and learn more about The Animal Orphanage by visiting their website.
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20 March 2013

Weyerbacher - Sunday Morning Stout Coming to Bottles

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Some exciting news coming from Weyerbacher today as they show off a new beer heading to 12oz bottles.  The beer will be named Sunday Morning Stout and it is a stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee added.  Stay tuned for ABV and release details.
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18 March 2013

Weyerbacher - Riserva 2012 Coming 3/23

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From Weyerbacher:

2012 Riserva Release Event
Saturday, March 23rd
10 am until 3:30 pm

Be one of the first to taste 2012 Riserva at the release event held at Weyerbacher’s Visitors Center on Saturday, March 23rd! Doors will open to the public at 10 am and remain open throughout the normal Visitors Center hours until 3:30 pm. Rather than the usual Saturday samplings at the bar, all of our available styles of beer will be set up at different tasting stations located throughout the brewery. Tours will be cancelled for the day, however, full-time staff and tour guides will be positioned throughout the brewery to discuss any questions you may have about the equipment. During this special event, you will be able to see the new cellar, the whole bottling line and get up close to all of the equipment.

Of course, you’ll still be able to buy whatever quantity and selection of beers you’d like at our case packing area. We’ll have growlers and kegs available for sale and lots of new T-shirts and glassware!

Don’t miss this event!

Riserva 2012 is an American Wild Ale fermented on red raspberries. Riserva is fermented with a blend of Saccharomyces yeast, Brettanomyces yeast and lactic acid bacteria that produce funky, sour and fruity flavors and aromas. The beer is aged for more than a year in oak barrels with raspberries, giving the beer a pungent raspberry aroma, a lovely red color and a balancing wood character.

This brew is a beautiful beer, both to your eyes and to your taste buds. The microflora responsible for giving Riserva its character reside in the wood barrels and change somewhat over time depending upon factors such as the age of the barrel and the ambient temperature at which the barrels are stored. New barrels are rotated into the mix as old barrels are rotated out and as such, Riserva varies somewhat in color and tartness from year to year. Riserva is much higher in alcohol than its Belgian lambic framboise cousins and is a true treat to experience.

A very limited quantity of Riserva is distributed to select states, however, you will be able to purchase it here at the brewery starting at 10 am on Saturday, March 23rd.


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14 March 2013

Weyerbacher Renames Blanche - White Sun Wit

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Some exciting news coming from Weyerbacher today as they choose a new name for their Blanche beer---White Sun Wit.

And here you thought Weyerbacher only made BIG beers! White Sun Wit is a 4.6% ABV absolutely awesome unfiltered Belgian Style white beer. With the branding changes and label art makeover nearly complete, we decided to rename our oft-mispronounced spring seasonal. We’ve been making this exact same beer for years under the name “Blanche”. One can only be reminded of the Golden Girls so many times!

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new name and label. We really feel the label here captures the essence one of the places where you just want to ditch the IPA and go for the unfiltered wheat.

This beer will be coming out in April and should be available through July. Read more about White Sun Wit! Cheers!

White Sun Wit (4.6% ABV) is a crisp and hazy Belgian-Style Wit. White Sun Wit is Weyerbacher’s thirst-quenching spring and early summer ale. The nose has a light spiciness from the coriander, orange peel, grains of paradise, and star anise. The palate reveals a mild, refreshing and effervescent wheat beer that finishes with just a hint of tartness. Available from April through July. Enjoy!

Note: White Sun Wit was formerly known as Blanche. The recipe is absolutely identical, this was simply a name change. You can read about Blanche and all of its comments in the Retired Beers Directory.
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12 March 2013

Weyerbacher - Riserva 2012 Coming 3/23

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From Weyerbacher:

Riserva 2012, is an American Wild Ale fermented on red raspberries. Riserva is fermented with a blend of Saccharomyces yeast, Brettanomyces yeast, and lactic acid bacteria that produce funky, sour, and fruity flavors and aromas. The beer is aged for more than a year in oak barrels with Raspberries, giving the beer a pungent raspberry aroma, a lovely red color and a balancing wood character. This brew is a beautiful beer both to your eyes and to your taste buds. The microflora responsible for giving Riserva its character reside in the wood barrels and change somewhat over time depending upon factors such as the age of the barrel and the ambient temperature at which the barrels are stored. New barrels are rotated into the mix as old barrels are rotated out and as such, Riserva varies somewhat in color and tartness from year to year. Riserva is much higher in alcohol than its Belgian lambic frambois cousins and is a true treat to experience.

A very limited quantity of Riserva is distributed to select states. Check it out at the release event on March 23rd, 2013 starting at 10:00am running through 3:30pm.
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Weyerbacher Brewer’s Reserve - Zulu Eastoner Weisse Coming 3/23

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Details on this label are here…and now this from Weyerbacher:

Zulu, 3.7% ABV, is an “Eastoner Weisse”; a wheat ale that has a satisfying lactic sourness that was crafted in Easton, PA. A simple malt combination of Pilsner and Wheat fermented with both brewer’s yeast and lactic acid-producing microorganisms gives rise to a beer that is pale yellow, surprisingly complex, and dangerously refreshing.

As with all Brewers’ Select releases, Zulu was bottled in a very small run and will not be made again.

Look for Zulu on draft at select finer restaurants and pubs and in bottles exclusively at the Weyerbacher Visitors Center!

Available starting March 23rd, 2013 at the Weyerbacher Visitors Center.

02 March 2013

Weyerbacher Brewers Select Zulu - The End of the Series?

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Today we get to see the label for Weyerbacher brewer’s Select Zulu.  This series of beers follows the phonetic alphabet and if you’re thinking what I’m thinking….this is the end as we have hit “Z”….Zulu.  We’ve asked Chris Wilson over and over again, but we still don’t have an answer for what comes after Zulu.  Numbers?  Names?  Greek Alphabet?  Stay tuned.
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07 February 2013

Weyerbacher Sponsors Wed Farmers Market in Easton w/Free Beer Samples

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An exciting new venture coming from Weyerbacher.  Details from Lehigh Valley Live:

The new weekday market sponsored by Weyerbacher  Brewing Co. will run from 4 to 8 p.m. from June 5 to September.

It will include 20 producer-only vendors, some of whom attend the regular Saturday market, according to Farmers Market manager Megan McBride.

Weyerbacher will help promote the market at its visitor center and will offer free samples at both the Wednesday and Saturday markets.
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04 February 2013

Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA Donation # 8

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It is with great pleasure that Weyerbacher Brewing Company announces the 8th donation from the proceeds from Last Chance IPA! The Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ will be receiving a check for $1,644.50! The Seeing Eye is the organization responsible for the training of guide dogs for the visually impaired and the successful adoption of amazing dogs which don’t make the grade to be “Seeing Eye Dogs”. The Seeing Eye works with grass roots groups such as the folks at South Paws Seeing Eye Puppy Club in Lehigh County.

Each month Weyerbacher donates a portion of their wholesale receipts of Last Chance IPA. Read about Last Chance IPA by clicking here and learn more about The Seeing Eye by visiting their website.

Weyerbacher extends “Thank You” to all who are seeking out this beer to help with our effort to provide some financial relief for local non-profit animal welfare shelters.
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