Beer Release: Weyerbacher Verboten, Kilo, Fifteen and Riserva
New Beers from Weyerbacher Brewing Company
Here are some new releases…
Verboten: Belgian Pale Ale, 5.9% ABV 30 IBU
It is a Belgian-style Pale Ale with an American twist. It is brewed with pale, carahell, and wheat malts, and hopped with centennial and Cascade hops to give it a distinctly American character.
The medium bodied beer has a crisp palate an moderate bitterness coupled with the fruity esters from the abbey yeast strain. It is bottle and keg conditioned so expect a tall fluffy head and a small amount of sediment.
Verboten is just arriving in many markets. This 5.9% Belgian-Style Pale Ale is the beer that writers Lew Bryson and Jack Curtain insist we go year-round with. Give it a try soon and let us know your thoughts.
Kilo: Saison, 5.9% ABV, 30 IBU (Latest release in the brewers series)
Kilo is a summery Saison made with chamomile, coriander and grains of paradise. The spices, hops and yeast have formed a complex spicy pallet enhanced with a tart undertone. The sweet, floral aroma is filled with orange, Juicy Fruit and pepper let loose by lively carbonation. 5.9%, unfiltered and bottle-conditioned, Kilo is the perfect beer to break the summer heat. Enjoy! Recipe by Dan Hitchcock, Brewer with the special assistance of Jean Broillet, Brewer Iron Hill.
Kilo was released on Saturday, June 5.
Fifteen – Smoked Imperial Stout, 10.8% ABV, 80 IBU
This is a celebration of our fifteenth year making craft beer and it stands as an example of the bold flavorful beers that we have come to make. This is not a timid ale; it’s an intense, full-bodied smoke experience. Fifteen has a rich flavor profile balancing notes of dark roast, burnt toast and spicy rye with a deep earthy aroma of smoke and wood. This beer should age nicely and be a smoky treasure for many years. Recipe by Chris Wilson, Head Brewer and Dan Hitchcock, Brewer. Fifteen will be released the following Saturday, June 12.
Riserva (like Tiny, Merry Monks Ale and Double Simcoe Unfiltered IPA) is fully bottle conditioned. This means that we fill the bottles by hand when the beer is “still” or has little to no carbonation. We dose the beer with yeast and sugar just before bottling and then condition it in the warehouse until it has reached our target carbonation level (typically 3.5 to 4.5 volumes depending on the beer). It is a labor intensive process that takes 5 guys to do and averages around 45 cases per hour (as opposed to the larger machines that we use for our 12 oz bottles that average 280 cases per hour).
Notes from the Brewery:
Production Manager Chris Lampe: While we had been planning on a June release of Riserva 2010, it looks as if it will have to wait a while. Dan has been chomping at the bit to have it available but as with the 2009 batch, the yeast has been a little slow in the natural fermentation.
Head Brewer Chris Wilson: It is going to be exciting at the Visitors Center the next 2 weeks! Saturday (6/5 & 6/12 12pm-3pm). We will be making two special releases available to the public, one each week. They are the yin and the yang, the light and the dark, the good and the evil, the session and the sipper. On one end we have Kilo, which is light in color and light in body. On the other side we have Fifteen, which is dark in color and full-bodied. Kilo is floral and spicy; Fifteen is earthy and smoky. Both are delicious and want to be in your belly! Please come out and join us for a taste and maybe a case.
About Weyerbacher Brewing Company:
In 1995, Weyerbacher Brewing Company was founded by home brewer Dan Weirback as a small local brewery in Easton, Pa. We, the brewers of Weyerbacher, are continually pushing the envelope of taste experiences, obliterating style guildlines and having a blast while we’re at it! Double IPAs, Belgians, hybrid styles, invented styles, barrel-aged styles, and sour beers are all part of a journey that never ends. Great beer brings people together, refreshes our souls and stimulates our imaginations. Share a Weyerbacher with someone today and spread the good cheer. Be sure to come back here and let us know what you think.