Weyerbacher Brewing’s Brewmaster Moves On to Join Free Will Brewing Co.

FreeWillBrewingWeyerbacher Brewing (Easton, Pennsylvania) announced this week that Chris Wilson will be leaving his position as Brewmaster to assume the role of Chief Production Officer at Free Will Brewing Co. (Perkasie, Pennsylvania).

Freshly armed with a degree from the Master Brewers Program at UC Davis, Chris Wilson joined Weyerbacher Brewing in 2004.  He quickly worked his way up the brewing ranks at Weyerbacher and proved to be “instrumental in helping them grow into a regional craft brewery.”  It is because of Wilson’s “vision, extensive knowledge of the industry and creativity” that Weyerbacher was able to create award-winning beers such as Sunday Morning Stout, Imperial Pumpkin Ale and Riserva.

“Weyerbacher has allowed me to grow as a brewer and as a manager,” Chris Wilson stated when asked to reflect on his time at Weyerbacher.

 

“Chris has been a valuable team member and a great asset to Weyerbacher. While
we’re definitely sorry to see him go, we’re excited for him as he looks forward to this
next chapter,” said Josh Lampe, Chief Operating Officer of Weyerbacher.

As far as Wilson’s new gig goes, Free Will Brewing Co. is described as an independently owned production brewery with taproom “based in Perkasie, PA producing craft ales, lagers and an extensive portfolio of sour/wild ales.”  Free Will’s offerings are currently distributed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.

Chris Wilson will steadily transition out of his position at Weyerbacher Brewing to step into his new role at Free Will Brewing Co. Weyerbacher will have members of its current “brewing and production teams . . . collectively fill the void left by Wilson’s departure.”

As we wrap this post up, the team here at Mashing In just wanted to take a moment to personally wish Weyerbacher, Chris Wilson and Free Will Brewing Co. good luck and continued success as you all enter this new chapter in your histories.  We are greatly looking forward to seeing where these new paths take you into the future. Prost!

 

 

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Weyerbacher Brewing Set for Special Release of Daywrecker Extra American Ale

DaywreckerCanWeyerbacher Brewing Company (Easton, Pennsylvania) has announced that it will officially begin the limited release of Daywrecker Extra American Ale on Friday, May 11.

Arriving as the newest offering from Weyerbacher’s Special Release portfolio, Daywrecker is an “Extra American Ale” that sees late additions of Citra and Wakatu hops. This approach “gives the beer a distinct brightness with . . . citrusy, floral notes while not overwhelming, rather beautifully balancing the malt sweetness.”  Weighing in at 10% ABV, this “heavy hitter” certainly has the size and ability to live up to its name.

Daywrecker will debut in The Tap Room at Weyerbacher on May 11 and enter distribution shortly thereafter.  You can expect to find this Special Release available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Daywrecker Extra American Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Special Release, May 2018
Style – American Golden Ale/Extra Pale Ale
ABV – 10%
Featured Hops – Citra & Wakatu
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft

Wingman Pale Ale to Make Seasonal Debut for Weyerbacher Brewing

Wingman-badge-300x260Weyerbacher Brewing Company (Easton, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that Wingman Pale Ale will be joining the brewery’s Seasonal lineup in mid-January.

wing·man – /ˈwiNGˌman,ˈwiNGmən/ – “A good friend that’s there to look out for you every step of the way, absorbing some hits yet going the distance.”

To emulate this concept in beer form, the brewers at Weyerbacher created their ideal Wingman to be an American Pale Ale that has “hints of stone fruit and soft citrus” sourced from a hop bill featuring Calypso, Ekuanot and Denali hops.  Weighing in at 4.5% ABV, you can rest assured that Wingman Pale Ale is responsible enough to have your best interests in mind during any hangout session.

Wingman Pale Ale will officially release in mid-January with plans to stick around for a limited time.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of Weyerbacher’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Wingman Pale Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal, mid-January 2018
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 4.5%
Featured Hops – Calypso, Ekuanot & Denali
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft

 

 

Weyerbacher Brewing Introduces Funky Monks

unnamed (79)Weyerbacher Brewing Company (Easton, Pennsylvania) recently announced that it has released Funky Monks Sour Belgian-style Ale as the brewery’s latest Special Release offering.

To take their gallivanting monks on a new adventure in 2018, the brewers at Weyerbacher Brewing have developed Funky Monks as a sour take on their Year-Round  Merry Monks Belgian-style TripelFunky Monks transforms the base Tripel by taking on an “electrified zing of tartness” and a hop bill change that includes the addition of Sovereign and Rakau hops.  These changes result in a 9.3% ABV American Sour Ale that possesses “a crisp, dry tartness [that blends] harmoniously with the ever-present Belgian notes of subtle spice, ripe pear and banana.”

With its formal introduction, Funky Monks now officially joins Weyerbacher’s Monks Family that also includes Merry Monks Belgian-style Tripel (Year-Round), Mellow Monks Belgian-style Ale (Year-Round), and Berry Monks Belgian-style Tripel w/ Cranberries, Orange Peel and Ginger (Seasonal).

Funky Monks is available now at The Taproom at Weyerbacher and will soon be sent out for distribution in 12 oz. cans and on draft.  You can expect to find this Limited Release at select craft beer establishments located in Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of Weyerbacher Brewing Company’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Funky Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Special Release, January 2018
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 9.3%
Featured Hops – Sovereign & Rakau
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft

 

Weyerbacher Brewing Set to Release Sexy MotherPucker

anniversary-18Weyerbacher Brewing (Easton, Pennsylvania) has announced plans to begin the limited release of Sexy MotherPucker Sour Ale on Saturday, June 3.

Arriving as Weyerbacher’s latest Special Release offering, Sexy MotherPucker is an American Sour Ale inspired by the classic and refreshing combination of lemonade and iced tea.  Amber in color, this tart brew sports a bright citrus note thanks to a late addition of Citra hops.  At 7.5% ABV, Sexy MotherPucker finds a nice balance between “sour and malt.”

Sexy MotherPucker will officially release to the public on June 3 at The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing.  Shortly after the brewery launch, this Special Release will then see “limited availability on shelves (6-packs of 12 oz. bottles) and at bars/restaurants” in Florida, Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of Weyerbacher Brewing’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Sexy MotherPucker from Weyerbacher Brewing

Release – Limited/Special, June 2017
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Featured Hops – Citra
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles

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Weyerbacher Brewing Set to Release Finally Legal Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout

finally-legal-4packwithbottle-282x300Weyerbacher Brewing Company (Easton, Pennsylvania) has announced plans to release Finally Legal Bourbon Barrel-aged Stout as a new Special Release offering on Friday, April 7.

Inspired by the fan-favorite 21st Anniversary beer released in June 2016, Weyerbacher Brewing has created Finally Legal to be a bourbon barrel-aged Stout with cocoa and vanilla.  This offering begins with a base recipe consisting of Munich malts, smoked malts, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder and vanilla.  This base Stout is then “blended . . . with its bourbon barrel aged counterpart” to result in a 13.5% ABV offering that “has rich chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla and a touch of smoky bacon.”

Finally Legal will officially debut at a Release Event at The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing on Friday, April 7.  This limited release will then enter distribution shortly thereafter.  You can expect to find Finally Legal in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer establishments in Florida, Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of Weyerbacher’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Finally Legal Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing

Release – Limited/Special Release, April 7, 2017
Style – American Imperial Stout
ABV – 13.5%
Featured Malts – Munich & Smoked malts
Additional Ingredients – Cocoa nibs, cocoa powder & vanilla
Treatment – Blended with beer aged in bourbon barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles

 

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Cinnsanity Barleywine Arrives as Latest Variant from Weyerbacher Brewing

cinnsanitycases_editedWeyerbacher Brewing Company (Easton, Pennsylvania) tests the depths of Insanity with the official release of Cinnsanity, a Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine with Cinnamon.

To concoct a maniacally updated experience for their long-standing, fan-favorite Seasonal lovingly known as Insanity, the brewers at Weyerbacher have created Cinnsanity by adding cinnamon during the aging process to act as a complement to the beer’s already established notes of bourbon, cherry and vanilla.  Weighing in at a substantial 13.3% ABV, Cinnsanity is a full-bodied yet smooth offering that “is warming and balanced with a subtle sweetness and hint of spiciness.”

Cinnsanity was officially released on Sunday, March 5th at The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing.  For those of us not in the Easton area, this limited release is also shipping out now in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles to select craft beer retailers, bars and restaurants in Florida, Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of Weyerbacher’s distribution network.  This one certainly will not last long on shelves, so keep an eye out for Cinnsanity while on your next beer run.  Prost!

Vital Information for Cinnsanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Release – Limited, March 2017
Style – English-style Barleywine
ABV – 13.3%
Hops – Northern Brewer & Hallertau 
Added Ingredients – Cinnamon
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Recommended Serving Temperature – 45° – 55° F
Recommended Glassware – Snifter
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles

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Weyerbacher Brewing Plans Limited Release of Berry Monks Tripel

berrymonksweyerbacher6erWeyerbacher Brewing (Easton, Pennsylvania) has announced that they will officially begin distribution of Berry Monks Belgian-style Tripel as a limited release on Tuesday, November 15.

Berry Monks arrives as a fruit-laced variant of Weyerbacher’s Merry Monks Belgian-style Tripel, a year-round offering from the brewery that boasts “a remarkable and complex flavor packed with notes of spice, banana and pear.”  To add a new twist on this old favorite, Berry Monks has been brewed with the additions of cranberries, orange peel and ginger.  This updated recipe yields a “9.3% ABV ale . . . ripe with apple and pear notes, which blend nicely with the tartness of the cranberries, the citrus twist of the orange peel and a touch of ginger.”

This limited release offering will officially launch on November 15th at The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing.  Berry Monks will then head out to distribution in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  You can expect to find this one on shelves and taps at select craft beer establishments in Florida and throughout the brewery’s full distribution area (full list of states below).  Berry Monks Belgian-style Tripel will only be around for a limited time, so keep an eye out for this one in mid-November.  Prost!

Vital Information for Berry Monks Belgian-style Tripel from Weyerbacher Brewing

Release – Limited, November 15, 2016
Style – Belgian-style Tripel
ABV – 9.3%
Special Ingredients – Cranberries, orange peel & ginger
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – select markets within Florida, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia & Wisconsin