Topic Archives: Witbier

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Ommegang

 Ommegang Winter is Here will join the Game of Thrones Series in October

Ommegang Winter Is Here 1

While the world continues to wait on the sixth book (The Winds of Winter), the brewers in Cooperstown have another beer in the works – Ommegang Winter is Here.

This release marks the 9th Game of Thrones release the brewery has created with HBO. The beer is a double white ale brewed with sea salt and white pepper. The label depicts the Night King, sure to be a focus in the upcoming season.

“In this next season, we celebrate the long-awaited arrival of winter with a beer fit for consumption north of The Wall. Winter is Here is a fortifying and delicious double white, brewed with sea salt and white pepper, sure to keep you warm in winter, no matter how long it lasts.” – Doug Campbell, President – Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang Winter is Here will be available in 750 milliliter bottles in October. Previously released Fire & Blood Ale is also set to return, and will be available in a gift pack with Winter is Here.

Style: Imperial White Ale (White Pepper. Sea Salt.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: October, 2017

8.3% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Fu Manbrew takes aim at cans, will sport “Indie” logo

Monday Night Fu ManBrew Cans

Our favorite year-round offering from Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA) looks like it will be getting the aluminum treatment in the near future.

The beer we are talking about is Monday Night FuManBrew, a witbier that rocks just a “whisper” of ginger. Refreshing is the go-to word when describing the this beer we’ve come to love (since it’s 2012 debut of course).

As for the lovable folks at Monday Night, it took four years of test batches (dating back to their garage days) to perfect this beer. As good as it is, the love hasn’t been easy to take everywhere. No cans. Looks like that’s about to change.

This Belgian-style wit is an effervescent, easy-drinking wheat beer, brewed with Belgian yeast, German hops, and a whisper of ginger from the Far East. At 5.2%, it’s light enough to quench your thirst in the heat, but flavorful enough to keep you interested.

Monday Night FuManbrew is already available in 12 ounce bottles and draft, year-round. Something important to note as well – the can will sport the new “Independent Craft” label from the Brewers Association.

Style: Witbier (w/ Ginger)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Current.
Debut (Cans): TBA

5.2% ABV

Posted in NoDa Brewing, Seasonal Return

NoDa NoDaJito (mojito beer) returns

NoDa NoDaJito, the brewery’s seasonal witbier, brewed with mint leaves and lime zest will return to cans on May 21st. This mojito inspired drink was the brewery’s seventh canned offering. It’s instant popularity has made it a staple warm weather seasonal.

Our Mojito-inspired Belgian Wit infused with mint leaves and lime zest. See what the cult following is all about. Hazy, minty and citrusy, it’s ideal for a summer day or just some summer dreaming.

NoDa NoDaJito is available in 16 ounces cans. The brewery’s can lineup includes the likes of  Cavu Blonde Ale, Coco Loco Porter, Hop, Drop, ‘N Roll, Hop Cakes, Jam Session, and Hoppy Holidays.

Style: Witbier (w/ Mint, Lime Zest.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: 5/21/17

4.8% ABV, 18 IBUs

Image via NoDa Brewing

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

Bell’s Pooltime Ale returns for a second summer

Bell’s Pooltime Ale is shipping once again, a part of the brewery’s speciality lineup.

Bell’s Pooltime Ale is a Belgian-style wheat ale, brewed with Montmorency cherry juice from Traverse City, Michigan. Until 2016’s aluminum debut, it had been a few years since the Michigan based brewery brewed

“Poolside is a beer we haven’t seen for a while. It was incredibly well received and we thought it was the right time to bring this seasonal favorite back,” Bell’s Vice President Laura Bell said.

Bell’s Pooltime Ale will be available in limited quantities in 12 ounce cans/ 6 packs starting in mid-May, across the brewery’s entire distribution area.

Style: Witbier (w/ Cherry Juice)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Limited Release
Latest Return: May, 2017

5% ABV

Ed Note: 2017’s release is called Pooltime Ale, instead of Poolside Ale. Image via Bell’s Brewing

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, New Belgium

New Belgium’s Fat Tire series is expanding with Fat Tire White Ale

New Belgium Fat Tire White Ale

New Belgium Fat Tire White Ale, a new addition to the brewery’s “Fat Tire” family, debuts in August.

Later this summer, ordering a Fat Tire won’t be limiting your choices to just the iconic amber ale. For the first time in 25 years, New Belgium is putting a true Belgian-style white ale into full scale production.

The authentic white ale will feature Seville orange peel and coriander from Fort Collins, Colorado based Old Town Spice Shop, less than a mile from the brewery. New Belgium selected Seville oranges over Valencia oranges because thanks to their ‘brighter” aroma, and less cloying sweetness.

“Fat Tire Belgian White captures the spirit and flavor of a truly authentic Belgian White beer” – Peter Bouckaert, New Belgium’s Belgian Brewmaster

New Belgium Fat Tire White Ale will be available in 12 ounce bottles, 12 ounce cans, and draft starting August 1st.

Style: White Ale (w/ Orange Peel, Coriander)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Cans, Draft
Debut: 8/1/17

5.2% ABV
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Posted in New Releases, Red Brick Brewing

The 3rd “Skull”: Laughing Skull White Ale

Laughing Skull White Ale

The “Laughing Skull” brand is a bit of Atlanta brewing history. When the city first saw the beer, a collaboration with Red Brick Brewing and “The Vortex” (home to one of Atlanta’s best burgers), it was a bohemian pilsner. Honestly, a craft pilsner was a bit ahead of it’s time near 15 years ago, and slumping sales killed it off.

A few years ago, Red Brick resurrected the brand, reinventing it as an amber ale, bring success back to the “Laughing Skull” lineup. So much so, a second beer, Laughing Skull Craft Lager was added shortly after.

This week a third release, Laughing Skull White Ale joins Skull lineup.

The brewery’s hometown isn’t the first to taste this white ale. The country of South Korea has had it for a while, as Red Brick originally brewed this for their South Korean distributor.

White Ale was originally made specifically for our South Korean distributor, but it was so well received both overseas and at the brewery that we knew we needed to release it domestically. We first started pouring it at the brewery in June of 2016 and it has quickly become a crowd favorite.” – Garett Lockhart, President & Brewmaster

Red Brick White Ale is available in 12 ounce cans and draft.

Style: White Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Week of February 20th, 2017

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Posted in Headlines, Heavy Seas, Terrapin Beer Company

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit, a collaboration with Terrapin

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit, a collaboration with Athens, Georgia based Terrapin Beer Co. is coming this August.

First off, let me tell you Terrapin’s co-founder and brewmaster “Spike” Bucowski loves brewing with rye. Examples – Terrapin Rye Pale, Terrapin Rye Cubed, even the Terrapin/Left Hand Terra-ryezd from 2009. Don’t be surprised that this new collaboration has rye in it.

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit is actually a barrel-aged rye wit, aged in white wine barrels for sixteen weeks. The added wine nuance to this beer is fairly unique for the style.

With aromas of light fruit, spice, and citrus, balanced by a spicy malt backbone, the third installment in the Partner Ships series is sure to delight the senses.

Look for Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit to hit shelves in August in 22 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Rye Beer/Witbier (Wine Barrel Aged)
Hops: Cascade, Amarillo
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Rye, Biscuit

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Debut: August, 2016

6% ABV, 20 IBUs