Weyerbacher Update October 20, 2011

Special Event

On Thursday, November 17th, we’ll be debuting Idiot’s Drool from 5-8 pm at the brewery. Idiot’s Drool is an Old Ale that has spent 4 1/2 years in oak barrels.

Head Brewer, Chris Wilson says, “It’s a full-bodied, deep burgundy ale with an incredibly complex character. Extended aging has imbued this beer with notes of vanilla, oak, leather and sweet sherry. A mild acidity and subtle carbonation rounds out the palate. Truly fantastic!”

There are only 840 bottles available, so it is a Brewery Only release. Idiot’s Drool is only available in 750 ml cork and cage bottles, with a max of 6 bottles per customer. Since our license only allows us to sell a case of 12 of the 750 bottles, you can choose from our selection of available 750 bottles: Merry Monks, Double Simcoe or Rapture. That’s right – Rapture!! We have another 60 cases we’ve held back just so they would be available at this event. Idiot’s Drool is $23 per bottle, ABV is 12%. Our brewers will be present at this special event to answer all queries.

Chris Wilson, Head Brewer:
Here comes the light of an autumn moon. You can enjoy that Imperial Pumpkin Ale now, he he he! AutumnFest is out there as well. It seems these beers are getting more and more popular. Get out there and find ‘em while you still can.

I hope all of you made it out last month for the release of our new American Wild Ale, Rapture. I know many of you did because it was a great success! Outside of a slight (ok, more than slight) register problem, everything went great. We had a great night, a great crowd and a great response to Rapture. Thanks to all who made it to the brewery and helped us celebrate our newest beer and for being patient during our register issues. Also, thanks for keeping our parking lot clean (except for that one car, you know who you are).

We have a nice addition to our Brewer’s Select Series, Sierra. This velvety black Milk Stout is full-bodied, yet drinkable and delicious. We have used an intricate mix of 7 malts to yield aspects of coffee, bitter cocoa and toasted oats. Then just as you might add cream to your espresso, we add a dose of lactose sugar to balance out the roasted flavors. This combo gives you a beer that is chocolaty and creamy. Delicious!

Winter Ale will be hitting the shelves very soon as well. I think there is enough of a chill in the air (at night at least) to make it feel just right. QUAD is on the horizon too!

Don’t Run, Don’t Rush, Just Flow,
Chris W.

New Easton Brewfest Event
In past years, Weyerbacher has attended the Lehigh Valley Brewfest hosted by Equi-librium. This year, they will be hosting a new event and we are looking forward to it. We hope you can attend to help this very worthy cause:


Easton, PA — Equi-librium is pleased to announce the premiere of a new and unique event in the Valley: The Pairings; fine food, wine & beer. During this event, Lehigh Valley chefs will pair food and drinks for the best culinary results — it will go one step beyond a traditional wine or beer tasting event. The non-profit organization has almost ten years of experience with craft beer tasting events, having hosted Lehigh Valley Brewfest since 2004.

The Pairings will be held on Sunday, November 6 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Bank Street Annex in Downtown Easton. Food tastings will be matched with a wine and a craft beer, starting with hors d’oeuvres and ending with dessert. Chefs participating include ones from Sette Luna, Pearly Baker’s, Wegmans, Vintage, Bethlehem BrewWorks, Gala Gourmet Catering, Balasia, diLorenzo’s, Warm Sugar and more. Wines from the vineyards such as Hermann Weimer and craft beers from breweries including Weyerbacher and Bethlehem BrewWorks will be matched during this event.

All proceeds will go to support Equi-librium’s therapeutic riding and driving programs for local children, youth and adults with special needs.

There will be only 300 tickets to this event, allowing all attendees to have a chance to talk with the chefs and other providers. The cost per ticket will be $80 prior to the day before the event, and $85 at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older. Registrations can be made through the web site: www.thepairingslv.org, or by calling 570-992-7722.

The late-afternoon’s activities will include a raffle, and guests will be able to have fun with Dan’s PhotoBooth. Sponsors for this event include The Express-Times, PNC Wealth Management, Just Born, Brown-Daub Family of Dealerships, Highmark Blue Shield, RMG Insurance, Dan’s Camera City and StandingStone Media. For more information, please contact pbeste@ptd.net or 610-417-2791. For more information about Equi-librium, please visit www.equi-librium.org or call 570-992-7722.

posted by dlampe in Newsletter and have Comments (2)

2 Responses to “Weyerbacher Update October 20, 2011”

  1. avatar Rich Isaacs says:

    You’re only allowing 6 per person, but would you allow two people to buy one case of 12 Idiot’s Drool? So it’s still 6 each just in one sale instead of two.

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      from our beer advocate post this morning:

      …. team up with someone and split a case……

      Official Word from Weyerbacher:
      The above would be the best way to do it. We’ve talked about it here and decided that if 2 people come up to the cashier and say they want 12 bottles we will sell a solid case of Idiot’s Drool to ONE of the two only, meaning only one credit card, or only one person presenting cash to the cashier. This keeps us within the law of minimum purchase of one case.

      We only made the 6 bottle rule because we want as many people as possible to be able to get this great beer. If everybody takes 6 there’s only enough to go around to 140 people. Hopefully some will buy less and it’ll go further.

      Look forward to seeing you all on the 17th for a great time!!

      (But that’s only if the world doesn’t really end today:))

      Dan Weyerbacher

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