Topic Archives: Wheat Ale

Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, Seasonal Return

Hi-Wire Pink Drink returns again this month

Hi-Wire Pink Drink

Hi-Wire Pink Drink, a fan favorite, will be available in cans for the 4th time this month.

Previously a draft only favorite, Hi-Wire Pink Drink is a kettle-soured wheat ale brewed with lemongrass and raspberries. The end result is a pink beer, thanks to big additon of the berries (the brewery compares it to beer’s version of pink lemonade). Hi-Wire finally packaged this release for the first time in fall 2016 and the brewery’s fans very literally drank every last drop they had.

…an ultra crushable tart wheat ale with lemongrass & raspberries; simple, refreshing, & pink.

Hi-Wire Pink Drink is back in 16-ounce cans across the brewery’s southern distribution footprint in September.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Raspberries, Lemongrass)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: September 2019

4.2% ABV

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater’s 2nd weed beer “Mango Kush” debuts this month

SweetWater Mango Kush Wheat Ale

SweetWater Mango Kush Wheat Ale debuts this month, the second edition in the weed-inspired “420 Strain” Series. 

Hops and marijuana have some biological similarities. That’s why you hear the descriptor “dank” thrown around so often with India pale ales. Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewing decided last year to go all-in on that very smell and released 420 Strain: G13 IPA. The “G13” dates back to a government strain of weed created in the 1970s. If you haven’t tried it, you should. The brewery killed it with this release. It smells like weed and is a solid IPA to boot. G13 has a new bragging right at the brewery, since launch it has become the brewery’s second best-selling beer, behind 420 Pale Ale.

The brewery had always intended to make this a full series of “420 Strain” beers and this month, the second iteration has arrived – Mango Kush Wheat Ale.

This fruity “kush” strain features herbal, juicy notes of mango, finishing with the “dank” nose that the 420 Strain Series is now known to give.

This dank series uses strain specific terpenes (flavor molecules) plus organic hemp flavors to mimic real marijuana strain smells. These beers are 100% legal everywhere and contain zero psychotropic compounds, like THC.

SweetWater Mango Kush Wheat Ale can be found at the brewery as early as this week, with 12-ounce bottles arriving later this month.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Mango)
Hops: Nuggetzilla, El Dorado
Malts: Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Oats

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Early March 2019

5% ABV, 30 IBUs

Posted in Jackalope Brewing, Seasonal Return

Raspberries & strawberries. Jackalope Brewing Lovebird is back in cans

Jackalope Brewing Lovebird

Jackalope Brewing Lovebird, a limited release hefeweizen, has been canned once again.

Creating Lovebird requires nearly 200 pounds of strawberries, and raspberries. Perfect for drinking in rounds of two, or with someone you love.

The fruit adds a tartness and berry aroma, as well as a slightly pink color to the brew.

Jackalope Brewing Lovebird is available in limited quantities around Nashville, Tennessee in 12 ounce cans, and draft.

Style: Hefeweizen (w/ Strawberries, Raspberries)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Limited Release
Latest Return: Late March 2018

4.4% ABV, 12 IBUs

Image: Jackalope Brewing

Posted in Coming Soon, New Holland Brewing

Fruit forward New Holland Passion Blaster is set to welcome spring

New Holland Passion Blaster

Rose-hued New Holland Passion Blaster Rose Ale is the latest seasonal by the Holland, Michigan based brewery.

Passion fruit, raspberry, and apple are the stars in this new seasonal from New Holland. The soft wheat ale is billed as “fresh, tropical, and satisfying”.

Passionfruit, tropical peaks, rosy ale, blush as raspberry cheeks. Exotic notes excite your tongue, the satisfying adventure has just begun.

New Holland Passion Blaster is available in 12-ounce cans and draft starting the week of Valentine’s Day.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Apple. Passionfruit. Raspberry.)
Hops: German Magnum
Malts: 2-Row, White Wheat, Crystal 45

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: Valentine’s Week 2018

6% ABV, 15 IBUs

Posted in Abita Brewing, Seasonal Return

Abita Blueberry Wheat is back in Harvest Series

Abita Blueberry Wheat bottles

Abita Blueberry Wheat is back in the brewery’s lineup this month, complimenting their popular Strawberry Lager.

Fresh Louisiana blueberries highlight Abita Blueberry Wheat. The base wheat beer is hopped with German Perle hops.

This crisp wheat beer has the aroma and flavor of fresh Louisiana blueberries. It’s brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and hopped with German Perle hops, then the juice from local blueberries is added to complement the toasty malt flavor. All our Harvest Series brews are made with the finest Louisiana-grown ingredients.

Abita Blueberry Wheat is a 12 ounce bottle and draft summer seasonal offering.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Blueberry)
Hops: Perle

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: June, 2017

4.4% ABV, 16 IBUs

Posted in Full Sail Brewing, New Releases

Summer Session: Full Sail Session Watermelon Wheat

Full Sail Session Watermelon Wheat

There’s a new “Session” beer hitting shelves for the summer – Full Sail Session Watermelon Wheat Ale.

Lighter beers, warm weather, and watermelons just scream summertime. The brewers in Hood River, Oregon how found a a way to capture that essence in a bottle. The newest Session Series release features a base wheat beer brewed with Hallertau and Crystal hops, and aged in watermelons.

“Spring is here, with summer soon to follow. While the availability of beer knows no season, watermelon of course is another thing. Beer and watermelon, two quintessential summer pleasures, are paired here in Session Watermelon Wheat.” – Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter.

Full Sail Session Watermelon Wheat will be available 11 ounce bottles through August, 2017.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Watermelon)
Hops: Hallertau, Crystal
Malts: 2-row Northwest Pale, Malted Wheat, Unmalted Wheat

Availability: 11oz Bottles, Draft. May-August
Debut: May, 2017

5.4% ABV, 23 IBUs

Image: Full Sail 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