Topic Archives: Berliner Weisse

Posted in Coming Soon, Pontoon Brewing

Pontoon Brewing releases cocktail inspired ‘Kill the Pain’ in late July

Pontoon Brewing Kill the Pain

Pontoon Brewing Kill the Pain debuts in the Sandy Springs, Georgia based brewery on July 27th.

Opening their physical location earlier this year, the brewery has found great success with fruit kettle sours like Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries, and fruited IPAs like The Floor is Lava.

Coming later this month will be a new fruited concoction – Kill the Pain. If the name reminds you of the Painkiller cocktail, you’re right. Kill the Pain is a Berliner Weisse, brewed with toasted coconut, pineapple, mango, nutmeg, vanilla, and lactose. (The only thing missing is the rum, found in the signature drink.

Pontoon Brewing Kill the Pain will be available for pre-order starting July 25th, releasing on July 27th at a pig roast at the brewery.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Toasted Coconut. Pineapple. Mango. Nutmeg. Vanilla. Lactose.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 7/28/18

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Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Pontoon Brewing

Find out what Roald Dahl really meant, plus Pontoon Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries

Pontoon Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries

This one is for Willy Wonka fans. Pontoon Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries debuts this weekend.

In real life, snozzberries aren’t real. You’d be surprised how many people didn’t know that. There’s more to snozzberries though. Sure, they are fictitious, but there’s an ongoing debate running around the internet that Dahl’s snozzberries were actually penises, thanks to a reference from this 1979 novel My Uncle Oswald. How he used “snozzberry” in that book was years after defining it differently.

In 1948, Roald Dahl published Some Time Never: A Fable for Supermen. In the book, Dahl defines snozzberries as the main source of food for displaced gremlins that humans drove underground. 16 years later, Wonka himself in references it again with his lickable, fruit-laden wallpaper.

As for the beer, the brewery has envisioned what a snozzberry might actually taste like, and it doesn’t require licking wallpaper.

Pontoon Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries is a Berliner Weisse brewed with 2 pounds of boysenberries and black currants per gallon, as well as vanilla and lactose milk sugar. The end result is basically an alcoholic fruit smoothy that finishes with a touch of tartness and lingering vanilla. If fruit/dessert beers are your thing, don’t pass this release up.

Pontoon Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries will be available at the brewery in 16-ounce cans on May 12th.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Boysenberries. Black Currants. Vanilla. Lactose.)
Availability: 16oz cans, Draft.
Debut: 5/12/18

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PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, SweetWater Brewing

Mango, guava and passionfruit highlight April’s SweetWater Tropical Lover

SweetWater Tropical Lover

SweetWater Tropical Lover rolls off the can in Atlanta as a new seasonal in April.

Nick Burgoyne, brewer at SweetWater has been developing this recipe for some time now. He created a low alcohol by volume Berliner Weisse; adding mango, guava, and passionfruit to the beer. The result was something quite tropical and very refreshing.

“When we put test batches on tap at the Woodlands and in our main taproom, people kept commenting on how drinkable and refreshing it was; they loved the tropical flavors. I imagine Tropical Lover will be a hit with folks hanging out on the water all summer, kicking back with a few daytime drinks.” – Nick B.

SweetWater Tropical Lover will be available in 12-ounce cans and draft starting April 7th. Look for a launch party at the brewery on April 19th.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Mango. Passionfruit. Guava.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: April 2018

4.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases

Like drinking an Arnold Palmer. Terrapin T-Time Berliner Weisse returns

Terrapin T-Time Berliner Weisse can

Terrapin T-Time Berliner Weisse is as close to a beer-inspired Arnold Palmer drink as we’ve ever tried. This month, the beer returns for a second season.

The brewing team in Athens, Georgia has a penchant for lower alcohol by volume beers as well as kettle souring. A blend of those two created the wildly popular Watermelon Gose.

Sweet tea and golf are southern staples; making for easy inspiration for Terrapin T-Time Berliner Weisse. The tea is courtesy of Maya Tea in Tucson, Arizona.

Terrapin T-Time Berliner Weisse is available in 12-ounce cans and draft again starting in March 2018.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Tea, Lemon)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March 2017
Latest Return: March 2018

4% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Magically inspired Monday Night Mischief Managed debuts

Monday Night Mischief Managed bottles

Those magically inspired, beer-loving individuals are sure to love this artwork. Monday Night Mischief Managed will emerge from their barrels soon.

Mischief Managed is a no-boil Berliner Weisse that has been barrel-soured in white wine barrels. Fresh raspberries have recently been added to the barrels, then allowed to ferment a second time. The result should be a beer that would make Moody, Wormtail, Padfoot & Prongs proud.

Monday Night Mischief Managed will be a 500-milliliter bottle release. The brewery has not yet announced a release date.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Raspberries. Barrel-Aged.)
Availability: 500ml Bottles
Debut: 3/18/18

4.5% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Monday Night Dr. Robot debuts year-round

Monday Night Dr. Robot

Monday Night Dr. Robot is the latest can release by the Atlanta based brewery.

This raspberry kettle soured ale was first teased in September, at a media event previewing Monday Night’s second located now known as the ‘Garage’. Dr. Robot is a simple sour beer, brewed with fresh blackberry juice and lemon zest. The result is a beautiful pink tinted beer that is great for drinking on its own, or with some of your favorite food.

A tart, fruity sour beer. Dr. Robot is as playful as its name. After souring to a delightfully tart level, we add blackberry juice and lemon zest to enhance and balance the flavor. The juice gives this beer a pink hue. The perfect blend of sweet and sour, Dr. Robot is a refreshing year-round sipper.

Monday Night Dr. Robot is available in 12-ounce cans and draft, year-round starting in October.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Blackberry Juice. Lemon Zest.)
Hops: Cascade
Malts: 2 Row, Malted Wheat

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: October 2017

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Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava returns September 1st

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava will return to the brewery’s seasonal lineup again this month.

The brewery opened with Athena, a kettle soured wheat beer, aka berliner weisse a few years ago. In February, 2016 the Athens, Georgia based brewery released the first canned Athena Paradiso, brewed with tart cherry, raspberry, and cranberry. Creature Comforts tells Beer Street Journal that it was the most expensive recipe they’ve ever made.

In late August, Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava will return to the seasonal lineup again in late August.

“Athena Paradiso is a beautifully refreshing beer. The passion fruit and guava flavors transport you to a tropical paradise during these hot summer months.” – David Stein, Co-founder & head brewer

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava will be an extremely limited release in 12 ounce cans and draft. Note, the can will sport the same red Paradiso branding as the February release.

The brewery will host a can release tour at the brewery in Athens on September 1st . Cans hit the market in both Athens and Atlanta shortly after.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Guava, Passionfruit.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited seasonal.
Debut: August, 2016
Latest Return: August 2017

4.5% ABV

Ed Note: The brewery has shifted the release date from August 26th to September 1st, 2017