Easton, Pennsylvania based Weyerbacher Brewing has filed for Chapter 11. The brewery has sold a majority stock of the brewery to a private equity firm.
1518 Holdings LLC now holds a 55% majority stake in the brewery, a Philadelphia based firm that has a non-existent Google footprint. Going forward, Weyerbacher will undergo a series of changes. Josh Lampe, the son of the Weyerbacher co-founder will become the president of the brewery as a part of the restructuring.
According to Weyerbacher, the brewery is looking to add some contract brewing in order to make full use of the $2 million dollar brewing system the brewery installed in 2015. With this new cash infusion and future contract partners, Weyerbacher will be doubling their production in 2019.
Additionally, the brewery will add new locations presumably in Philadelphia or the immediate area, joining their two current locations, Easton and New Hope at the Ferry Market. Also, expect an expanded spirits lineup from the brewery’s distillery.
“We’re going to respect all of the tradition of Weyerbacher while continuing the work we’ve done over the last few years to keep innovating and creating great beer.” – Josh Lampe, Incoming Weyerbacher president
Weyerbacher started in 1995 by Dan Weirback in downtown Easton, Pennsylvania. The brewery currently has 30 full-time, and 20 part-time employees. Weirback will continue to consult as he has for the last 3 years.
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale is available once again ahead of the fall season.
In a fast paced world of seasonals and one-off releases, tried and true beers like Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin – incidentally one of the most popular of its style, has found earlier and earlier release dates over the past few years.
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.
Imperial Pumpkin and Southern Tier’s Pumking are typically the first pumpkin beers on shelves, even when there are plenty of pool days left.
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft, seasonally.
Style: Pumpkin Beer
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. July- November, Seasonal.
Weyerbacher Sunday Mole Stout is a new imperial stout with a twist, joining the Pennsylvania brewery’s arsenal.
The foundation for this beer is the same imperial stout found in Sunday Morning Stout, minus the barrel aging. The stout has been nuanced with cocoa nibs and powder, cinnamon, a big pepper blend, and coffee. The end result is a beer that resembles traditional molé: coffee, chocolate heat, and a hint of smoke.
This brew captures everything you’d expect from a traditional molé – coffee, chocolate, heat and smokiness.
Weyerbacher Sunday Mole Stout is available in 12 ounce bottles.
Weyerbacher Line St Pilsner
Weyerbacher Double IPA #1 kicks off a new IPA series from the Easton, Pennsylvania brewery.
The new series will feature four different IPAs each year. The fall and winter releases will be imperial IPA, while spring and summer releases will be single IPAs.
Weyerbacher Double IPA #1 uses Cascade, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops.
Complex and refreshing, this brew has a piney and herbal aroma. Tropical fruit and berry mesh with citrus notes to create a well-rounded profile.\
Weyerbacher Double IPA #1 has hit the tap room, and is available now in Connecticut, upstate New York,North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, Michigan and New Jersey.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Cascade, Simcoe, Mosaic
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Release: Late October, 2015
Weyerbacher 20th Anniversary Ale will celebrate the Easton, Pennsylvania’s 20 years of craft brewing.
Each time Weyerbacher releases an anniiversry brew, it’s different. 2015’s birthday beer is a Belgian-Style dark ale, brewed with coriander and the licorice flavors of star anise.
As in the past, Weyerbacher Anniversary Ale will be available in 12oz bottles.
Style: Belgian-style Dark Ale (w/ Coriander, Star Anise.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles