Topic Archives: Wheat Wines

Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, The Bruery

The Bruery White Chocolate goes public on Valentine’s Day

The Bruery White Chocolate

The Bruery White Chocolate, a decadent bourbon barreled beer brewed with vanilla beans, is being distributed for the first time in 2017.

The name might scream imperial stout, however the base beer is actually a wheat wine, aged 100% in bourbon barrels for a year with vanilla beans and cacao nibs. The Bruery affectionately refers to this beer as “white oak sap,” as it 100% bourbon barrel-aged and is the wheat wine component of now retired White Oak ale.

After nearly a year in used bourbon barrels, the beer comes out rich in coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla. To compliment the already rich flavors of this beer, we’ve added cacao nibs and fresh vanilla beans to give this beer the delicate flavor of white chocolate…hence the name.


Earlier we reported that the alcohol by volume of this beer was 16.6% (as stated on the brewery’s website.) The future release of this beer will be 13.8%, allowing most states to sell it.

The Bruery White Chocolate will be available in 750 milliliter bottles to the brewery’s Society members on February 6th. The first day the general public can buy this beer will be Valentine’s Day 2017.

Style: Wheatwine (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Updated Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI

Latest Return: 2/14/17

13.8% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Ed Note: Corrected mention of “White Oak Sap” as it has never been released publicly. ABV was also updated. 

Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, New Releases

Hi-Wire Raspberry Wheat Wine available February 12th

Hi-Wire Raspberry Wheatwine

Hi-Wire Raspberry Wheat Wine will be available on February 12th, 2016.

A new release from the downtown brewery (now known as the South Slope Specialty Brewery) Hi-Wire Raspberry Wheat Wine is a 13% strong ale brewed with 300 pounds of raspberries, aged 4 months in red wine barrels.

This robust ale exhibits fresh raspberry and fruit sweetness up front, and fades into a tart, tannic bitterness imparted by big-oak flavors reminiscent of red wine.

Hi-Wire Raspberry Wheat Wine will be on sale starting February 12th, at the downtown brewery

Style: Wheat Wine (w/ Raspberries. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: 2/12/16

13% ABV

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Monday Night Laissez-Faire Debuts Today

Monday Night Laissez-Faire

Monday Night Laissez-Faire, a wheatwine aged in red wine barrels, makes its first public debut today. The beer has been aging at the brewery for 10 months.

Laissez-Faire, Noun -les eh fair; French le-sey-fer To Allow the beer to hang out in a red wine barrel for months on end.

Recent releases in the Black Tie Series includes Spirit Animal, and Tie Four One, the brewery’s 4th Anniversary offering.

Monday Night Laissez-Faire is a 22 ounce bottle offering. The brewery debuts this newbie with a very special lineup at Brick Store Pub in Decatur, Georgia.

Style: Wheatwine (Barrel Aged. Red Wine.)
Hops: Chinook, Columbus, and Willamette
Malts: Pilsner, Caramel, Flaked Oats
Yeast: Champagne

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: September, 2015

12% ABV

The Brickstore lineup includes:

  • Tie 4 On Quad aged on oak
  • Spirit Animal Sour aged on French oak and rose hips
  • Bed Head Imperial IPA brewed with locally roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee
  • Blood Orange Blind Pirate, an IPA brewed with Italian blood orange juice
  • Serrano Eye Patch
  • Nitro Drafty Kilt
  • Cask of Gun Show Belgian Strong brewed with pears
  • Laissez-Faire
Monday Night Laissez Pull

Peter Kiley, Head Brewer at Monday Night, pulling a sample of Laissez-Faire. Wheatwine aged in red wine

Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Fills Wine Barrels

Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is filling red wine barrels today, for a future Black Tie Series release.

The Black Tie Series is a special big beer/one-off/barrel aged series. It’s fancy. You know, black tie fancy.

Releases include Gun Show, Hipster Fresh Hop, Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt, and Bed Head Coffee IPA. Bourbon Drafty just returned again this week.

Depending on the barrels, the wine barrel aged beer (pictured above) could release sometime in 2015.

Image via Monday Night

Posted in New Beers, Spiteful Brewing
Posted in Seasonal Return, The Bruery

2013 Bruery White Chocolate. It’s Out There

Bruery White Chocolate 2013

What happens when you take a wheatwine (think White Oak), aged it in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans and cacao nibs? Something ridiculous. The Bruery’s White Chocolate. You’ll be hard pressed to find this bottle of sexy very far from Orange County, California, but like a luxury car or the Iron Man suit, you just want it. I wouldn’t chug this at a football game, but I would sip this at home by fire, surrounded by rich mahogany and many leather bound books.

Currently on sale at The Bruery’s tap room for $29.99 a bottle. No limit. If you love us, grab us a bottle(s). That’s what real love is.

Style: Wheatwine (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750 ml bottles

14.25% ABV


Posted in New Releases, SweetWater Brewing, Videos

Beer Street Journal Video: SweetWater’s 16th Anniversary

This month, SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, GA) turned 16 years old. (The Sweet 16 party was rockin!) Attendees got the first taste of SweetWater’s 16th Anniversary Ale. The beer is a red wheatwine, that approaches 11% ABV. A wheatwine is like a barleywine, just brewed with lots of wheat. In this case, red wheat. This smooth, boozy beer smells has a banana/bubblegum nose, with a nice floral taste. Drink now, or cellar a few for special occasions.

The beer was bottled today and ships out tomorrow. Look for it on shelves early next week.

Style: Wheatwine
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: Now

11% ABV 

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