Topic Archives: Wheat Wines

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Posted in Dust Bowl Brewing, New Beers
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With a cherry on top: The Bruery White Chocolate with Cherries is on the horizon

The Bruery White Chocolate with Cherries

One of California’s most decadent dessert beers is getting a cherry on top. The Bruery White Chocolate with Cherries is on the horizon.

A bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine serves as a boozy canvas for the waves of chocolate and vanilla introduced into this beer. The end result is wash of chocolate, vanilla oak, and vanilla beans, finishing in with a warming alcoholic heat.

Taking things a step further, the brewery has added a blend of tart and sweet cherries.

If you closed your eyes in our barrel house, you might think our brewers become chocolatiers. They dipped cherries into this limited edition of our bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine-style ale. With white chocolate flavors thanks to fresh vanilla beans, cacao nibs and extensive oak-aging, this treat for the senses has been enhanced with the addition of tart, sweet, juicy cherries.

The Bruery White Chocolate with Cherries will be a 750 milliliter bottle release. Release details are currently not available.

Style: Barleywine (w/ Cherries.  Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: TBA

14.2% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Don't Miss This, The Bruery

The Bruery White Chocolate goes public on Valentine’s Day

The Bruery White Chocolate

The Bruery White Chocolate, a decadent bourbon barreled beer brewed with vanilla beans, is being distributed for the first time in 2017.

The name might scream imperial stout, however the base beer is actually a wheat wine, aged 100% in bourbon barrels for a year with vanilla beans and cacao nibs. The Bruery affectionately refers to this beer as “white oak sap,” as it 100% bourbon barrel-aged and is the wheat wine component of now retired White Oak ale.

After nearly a year in used bourbon barrels, the beer comes out rich in coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla. To compliment the already rich flavors of this beer, we’ve added cacao nibs and fresh vanilla beans to give this beer the delicate flavor of white chocolate…hence the name.


Earlier we reported that the alcohol by volume of this beer was 16.6% (as stated on the brewery’s website.) The future release of this beer will be 13.8%, allowing most states to sell it.

The Bruery White Chocolate will be available in 750 milliliter bottles to the brewery’s Society members on February 6th. The first day the general public can buy this beer will be Valentine’s Day 2017.

Style: Wheatwine (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Updated Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI

Latest Return: 2/14/17

13.8% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Ed Note: Corrected mention of “White Oak Sap” as it has never been released publicly. ABV was also updated. 

Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, New Releases

Hi-Wire Raspberry Wheat Wine available February 12th

Hi-Wire Raspberry Wheatwine

Hi-Wire Raspberry Wheat Wine will be available on February 12th, 2016.

A new release from the downtown brewery (now known as the South Slope Specialty Brewery) Hi-Wire Raspberry Wheat Wine is a 13% strong ale brewed with 300 pounds of raspberries, aged 4 months in red wine barrels.

This robust ale exhibits fresh raspberry and fruit sweetness up front, and fades into a tart, tannic bitterness imparted by big-oak flavors reminiscent of red wine.

Hi-Wire Raspberry Wheat Wine will be on sale starting February 12th, at the downtown brewery

Style: Wheat Wine (w/ Raspberries. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: 2/12/16

13% ABV

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Monday Night Laissez-Faire Debuts Today

Monday Night Laissez-Faire

Monday Night Laissez-Faire, a wheatwine aged in red wine barrels, makes its first public debut today. The beer has been aging at the brewery for 10 months.

Laissez-Faire, Noun -les eh fair; French le-sey-fer To Allow the beer to hang out in a red wine barrel for months on end.

Recent releases in the Black Tie Series includes Spirit Animal, and Tie Four One, the brewery’s 4th Anniversary offering.

Monday Night Laissez-Faire is a 22 ounce bottle offering. The brewery debuts this newbie with a very special lineup at Brick Store Pub in Decatur, Georgia.

Style: Wheatwine (Barrel Aged. Red Wine.)
Hops: Chinook, Columbus, and Willamette
Malts: Pilsner, Caramel, Flaked Oats
Yeast: Champagne

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: September, 2015

12% ABV

The Brickstore lineup includes:

  • Tie 4 On Quad aged on oak
  • Spirit Animal Sour aged on French oak and rose hips
  • Bed Head Imperial IPA brewed with locally roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee
  • Blood Orange Blind Pirate, an IPA brewed with Italian blood orange juice
  • Serrano Eye Patch
  • Nitro Drafty Kilt
  • Cask of Gun Show Belgian Strong brewed with pears
  • Laissez-Faire
Monday Night Laissez Pull

Peter Kiley, Head Brewer at Monday Night, pulling a sample of Laissez-Faire. Wheatwine aged in red wine

Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Fills Wine Barrels

Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is filling red wine barrels today, for a future Black Tie Series release.

The Black Tie Series is a special big beer/one-off/barrel aged series. It’s fancy. You know, black tie fancy.

Releases include Gun Show, Hipster Fresh Hop, Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt, and Bed Head Coffee IPA. Bourbon Drafty just returned again this week.

Depending on the barrels, the wine barrel aged beer (pictured above) could release sometime in 2015.

Image via Monday Night