2011 will bring the fourth release of our super-funky and sour raspberry wild ale called Riserva. What? You’ve never had it? Well let me tell you: It’s a beer unlike most you’ve probably ever had… and it even stands well apart from some of the other sour beers out there. The tart berry flavors mix with the funk of wild yeast fermentation to present you with a pleasing and unique taste experience.
If you have had it, you’re likely thinking: “So just where the heck is all that Riserva I’ve been salivating about each time I gaze at the mountain of oak barrels during a tour of the brewery? Hasn’t it been long enough? Isn’t it summer? But they said it would be here in the SUMMER!!!! Waaaah!”
Well it actually IS ready but our brand spankin’ new bottling line custom made in Germany just for 750 ml bottles isn’t ready… YET.
What does this mean? This means this year’s batch will have been in-contact with the oak barrels far longer than any batch before for an even deeper flavor. In the typical Weyerbacher fashion: If some is good, MORE is better!
Once the new line arrives and is operational, our beloved Riserva will finally find it’s way out of the barrels and into the bottles where it will sit for a while (“AGAIN!?!?!?”) to bottle condition.
Some of you have asked in the past, “Don’t ya’ll make a ‘Holiday’ beer?” Well, maybe this year Riserva can be a stand-in for ya! I can tell you that most people would LOVE this as a gift! It’s awesome with turkey…. as a liquid substitute for canned cranberries!
We’ll bring you photos and videos of the racking process (moving the beer out of the barrel) and the bottling. We’ll definitely get some cool pictures and videos of the new line, too. We will announce the date we will release this beer via a special newsletter mailing in the future. Be sure to get on our mailing list
if you aren’t already on it! Stay tuned!