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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