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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