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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