Topic Archives: American Pale Wheat Ales

Posted in Alaskan Brewing Company

Get Ready for the Return of Alaskan Raspberry Wheat

Bears, berries, and beer. Get ready for the summer return of Alaskan Brewing’s Raspberry Wheat. Part of their Limited Edition Pilot Series, Raspberry Wheat is made with 3,000 lbs of raspberries. This beer was once just a Rough Draft beer – a scratch series of beers only available at their tasting room – but due to its popularity it has been upgraded and has been released in late spring for the past 2 years in limited edition. Stay tuned for the official launch date and a full list of states receiving Raspberry Wheat.

Style: American Wheat Ale (w/ Raspberries)
Availability:  12oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: Coming Soon

6.5% ABV 

Posted in Beer News

Half Acre to Can “Akari Shogun”


Half Acre Brewing released Akari Shogun American Wheat Ale in the past year on tap and in bottles. Soon – cans. Half Acre currently cans Gossamer Golden Ale, Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, and Over Ale.

A ridable ale hosting some wheatey nuts & juicy Motueka hop bolts. The deliverer of this truth: Akari Shogun, He who harnesses light will usher this summer force into your life.

Style: Wheat Ale
Availability: Special Release. 16oz cans soon.

5.5% ABV 

Posted in Blue Moon Brewing, Uncategorized

Blue Moon Variations Include Peanut Butter

Blue Moon Peanut Butter

Blue Moon Peanut Butter

Blue Moon looks to be experimenting with some pretty extreme flavors. (Especially when you look at what they have BEEN brewing for some time now.)  There is a Spiced Amber Ale arriving in the late fall.  Check out these flavor variants.  Interesting- the abv variations.

Lime Wheat – Wheat Ale brewed w/ lime peel. 5.7%

Lemon Wheat – Wheat Ale brewed w/ lemon peel.  5.4%

Farmhouse – (A Phish song is now stuck in my head) 5.7%

Valencia – Brewed w/ orange peel. 5.9%

and last but definitely NOT least –

Peanut Butter – Apparently Blue Moon brought this to GABF a couple of years ago as a fun experiment.   Brewed with real peanut butter and honey. 4.7%

More on Blue Moon’s recent brews & projects – Spiced Amber, & Vintage Blonde Ale (Brewed w/ grapes)

Posted in Coming Soon, Widmer Brothers Brewing

Widmer’s Lemongrass Heads For Reserve

Rob Lucente Of Peak Brewing Company said to me a while back – “You know who is going to have a great year? – Widmer Brothers”  Upon asking why, he said they have been buying a lot of great ingredients.  Word gets around.   Judging by not only Widmer’s spiffy new website, and the taste of their beers, they’ve definitely got their eye on the ball.

Lemongrass Wheat Ale will be joining The Brother’s Reserve as #5 just behind Galaxy Hopped Barleywine. A wheat ale brewed with lemongrass & muscat grapes.  It  just wreaks of summer flavors.

Availability: 22oz bombers, typically boxed.

Arrival: TBA

9% ABV

Posted in Dundee Brewing, New Releases, Seasonal Return

Dundee Summer Joins The Can Revolution

Dundee Brewing joins the “Can Revolution” this summer with Summer Wheat Beer.  A wheat heavy offering includes a bit of rye for complexity.  Better beer in cans is a growing trend.  Cans are overcoming the stigma of being less desirable than bottles.  New can linings protect the flavor of the beer from aluminum. Beer is protected from light, the flavor stays fresh.  Cans are better for the environment. If you need even another reason, cans are perfect for the pool, camping, beach.   I’m sure that’s what Dundee had in mind too.

An American style wheat beer.  Brewed with 40% wheat and a touch of rye malt to produce a refreshingly unique flavor.  Aroma hops, fruity esters and a think, creamy head top off this summer classic.

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Hops: Galena (Bitter) Centennial, Cascade (Aroma)
Malts: Wheat, Rye
Taste Expectations:

Availability: 12oz bottles. Cans. Draft. April – July.

4.5% ABV, 18 IBUs

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Uncategorized

Bell’s Wedding Ale

Wedding Ale by Bell’s Brewing made a brief appearance on draft last year at the Eccentric Cafe in downtown Kalamazoo, MI.  Wedding Ale is a wheat ale, brewed with honey, coriander, and orange peel as the label suggests.

This is yet another numbered 750 ml bottles that remain a mystery.  1 of 1,200 produced – February, 2011.

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Taste Expectations: Wheat, spices. Honey, lemon, oranges.  Grassy, light fruit. Great for summer drinking.

Availability: ??

7.5% ABV

Posted in 21st Amendment Brewing, Seasonal Return

The Taste Of Summer. Canned.

21st Amendment Brewing’s Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat is back for the summer with beautiful new artwork.  Hell is a wheat beer with watermelon added to the fermentation. It literally is summer in a can.

Like Lady Liberty, we stand for independence and perseverance. In the pursuit of innovative beer, there is no obstacle too great. No journey too long. No fruit too gigantic. This American wheat beer is brewed with real watermelon, for a flavor that’s surprisingly crisp, dry and refreshing–summer in a can.
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat is our summer seasonal beer available from April through September in six pack cans and on draft. We start by brewing a classic American wheat beer, which undergoes a traditional secondary fermentation using fresh watermelon. A straw-colored, refreshing beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor.

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Hops: Magnum
Malts: 2 Row Pale, White Wheat.
Fresh Watermelon

Taste Expectations: Soft wheat mouthfeel, just a touch of citrus giving way to a light watermelon finish.
Availability: 12oz/6 pk cans. Draft. April-Sept. Seasonally.

4.9% ABV