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Duclaw Mayhem Weizenbock will be available starting July 22nd.
Mayhem Weizenbock is full bodied and muddy brown in color with a creamy beige head. Dominated by a rich, malty flavor, Mayhem creates chaos on the palate with an anarchic mix of clove and banana flavors from the German yeast used in fermentation, while wreaking havoc on the rest of the senses with an unruly 7.5% alcohol content all the way through to its tart finish. Rules were made to be broken – order up some disorder!
Duclaw Mayhem will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft at all the brewery locations.
Hops: Hallertau, Tettenang
Malts: Munich, Wheat, Carawheat, Melanodin
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
7.5% ABV, 25 IBUs
Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, MD) will bring back Yule Tide in November, 2014. A few years ago it was a Belgian-style tripel, part of the Mutiny Fleet. After a year off, Yule Tide returned in the new Uncharted Waters Series, with the style to change each release.
2014 Yule Tide is German-style weizen dopplebock, aged 8 weeks in Jamaican Rum barrels.
Heavy seasons greetings! As a special thank you to our beer drinking public and supporters of our Uncharted Waters, we offer this malty Weizen Dopplebock aged in Jamaican rum barrels, MON! Yule Tide is sure to make you comfortable on a cold winters evening. You could pair this with your mothers fruitcake but everyone would laugh at you.
Heavy Seas Yule Tide 2013 was a red ale aged in Jamaican rum barrels with ginger. Yule Tide ships to all 18 states Heavy Seas distributes to.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Nov-Jan.
Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA) has released Moonglow Weizenbock in time for fall. Moonglow takes a bock beer full of German hops and ferments it with a weiss beer yeast. The resulting beverage is malt driven, with strong flavors of apple, caramel and toffee.
“This beer is a vivid example of what our company is all about – the exploration of German brewing traditions combined with our individual creative ingenuity,” said President and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski. “Whether clearing new paths or rediscovering old roads via glow of the autumnal moon, this is a product that celebrates the spirit of that journey.”
Victory Moonglow Weizenbock will be available in 12oz bottles and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. 35 States. Fall seasonal.
Terrapin Beer Company (Athens, GA) is ready to ship Side Project #22, Moonray. The beer is a chocolate weizenbock, meant to resemble the chocolate oranges you get at Christmas.
To accomplish this flavor, the brewing team added orange peel and cocoa nibs.
Sometimes things get a little weird when there’s a full moon. Floating into Side Project spot 22 is Moonray Chocolate Orange Weizenbock. Our rendition of this traditional style is clearly a hoax with the addition of cocoa nibs and orange peel for a greater depth of flavor. With its big malt presence and hint of banana from the yeast, this beer may just make you howl at the moon.
Terrapin Moonray is a name nod to Sunray Wheat the brewery retired in 2011. The beer is available on draft and 22oz bombers this May. While you’re sipping #22, start thinking about Side Project #23 – Guano Loco.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. One-time release.
8.3% ABV, 20 IBUs
Read more: Terrapin Side Projects
Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland, OR) is celebrating 30 years of craft brewing in an epic way, with 30 different beer releases. Some are throwbacks the brothers brewed over the past three decades. Others are special collaborations with local breweries.
Today, three more offerings are ready to go – Altbier, Weizenbier, & Hefeweizen.
Altbier – Released in 1984. First beer Kurt and Rob Widmer brewed when they opened the brewery. Named beer of the year in 1985. It still makes an appearance every so often. 5% ABV, 35 IBUs.
Weizenbier, 1985 – A filtered German-style wheat beer with an American hop profile. The brewery’s second release, leading they way for their third release in history. 4.9% ABV, 30 IBUs.
Hefeweizen – First brewed in 1986. Widmer’s third offering. 4.9% ABV, 30 IBUs
“Looking back at these three releases puts our early days and growth of Widmer Brothers Brewing since then in perspective,” said Rob Widmer. “Like many young entrepreneurs, we were flying by the seat of our pants, and it’s truly surreal to revisit that time in our lives when Altbier, Weizenbier, and Hefeweizen were our only three offerings. I suppose it’s an understatement to say we’ve come a long way.”
Each recipe is brewed from notes taken back in the 80’s. All three offerings will be released in the Portland market. More: Widmer Brothers 30 Beers for 30 Years
Side Project #22 “MoonRay” is already in planning, with the test recipe being tweaked as you read this. Per brewery co-founder “Spike” Buchowski, he intends on making this beer a bit like the chocolate orange candy. (the chocolate that splits open like orange slices).
He hopes to the do this with the addition of orange peels, chocolate malt and cocoa nibs. The weizenbock yeast will give the beer a touch of banana flavor too.
Expect this offering by Summer, 2014