Just as I was writing the other two articles on pumpkin beers already hitting shelves, I thought about this- Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin is now available too. Just waiting on football and an actual pumpkin to carve. Even though it is due out in August, it has already been spotted on shelves in the northeast.
This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the mother of all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier, and more “caramelly” and “pumpkiny” than its faint brethren! We have added lots of pumpkin along with cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of cardamom and clove giving this beer a spicy, full-bodied flavor. This truly is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Style: Pumpkin Beer
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Julyish- November, Seasonal.
Above: Weyerbacher recently updated the artwork for the pumpkin seasonal…
Weyerbacher celebrates 18 years of brewing by releaseing their Eighteen weizenbock today. According to Weyerbacher, the beer is more of a ‘weizendopplebock’ with an entirely German malt bill exuding flavors of dark fruit, bready malts, chocolate, and hints of banana. Eighteen is unfiltered, bottle-conditioned and at 11% ABV it will age nicely.
Availability: Draft, 12 oz bottles
Arrival: June 18 2013
Each year, Weyerbacher celebrates their anniversary with new one off. Last year’s Seventeen was a saison, brewed with grapefruit peel & spices. This is Eighteen, a weizenbock. Final details to follow. We’re told it will be “strong, and cellerable.”
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
If you had any doubts before, don’t. Philadelphia IS one of America’s premiere beer cities. Tom Peters (Monk’s Cafe), Chris Wilson (Weyerbacher) traveled to Brussels (Still in Belgium) to brew with Yvan De Baets of Brasseries de La Senne.
Manneken-Penn is a 7.5% Belgo-American Dubbel whose name and label art were inspired by Philadelphia’s famed William Penn statue above City Hall, and Brussels’ landmark Manneken Pis sculpture of a playful naked boy — ahem — relieving himself. Manneken-Penn was made with oats, molasses and a combination of American and European hops. It is imported for PBW by Shelton Brothers and will be available both on draft and in 11.2 oz bottles
Availability: 11.2 oz bottles, Draft
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Weyerbacher (Easton, PA) is just about done rounding out their rebranding efforts. Blasphemy actually has one new piece of artwork, changed since the original seen below.
Blasphemy has a fairly sordid history. It was retired, then new batches found the drain thanks to QC standards, then finally released. Never give up. Looks like this will grace the 750’s when its time again.
If you were to ask our opinion about Weyerbacher (Easton, PA) we would tell you they make a lot of amazing barrel aged offerings that don’t get the press they deserve. From Insanity (barleywine in bourbon), to Heresy (imperial stout in bourbon), even their Sour Black and Rapture beers are pretty incredible. They just don’t get the buzz like other breweries. Perfect really, more for those who know.
Above – Sunday Morning Stout, a barrel aged noob in the works from brewmaster Chris Wilson and his team at Weyerbacher. Aptly named too, as SMS is a stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee. The best part of waking up.