brewers-select-bootes-no-warningBootes is the 5th Installment in the Northern Hemisphere Constellation Brewers’ Select Series!  Bootes is a ruby brown American Strong Ale weighing in at 9% ABV.

Bootes was brewed using pale, wheat, biscuit, crystal and roasted malts for a strong malt character.  Bootes was mash-hopped with Simcoe for increased bitterness and was aroma hopped with Bravo and Centennial.  Bootes is in the 100 IBU range—one of the highest bitterness measurements we’ve done here at Weyerbacher—and yet it isn’t an IPA! Think barleywine with some hop character.

As with all of our Brewers’ Select beers, Bootes is an extremely limited production. Bootes will be available on draft at select restaurants and bars throughout our distribution area.

12 oz bottles and filled-from-the-tap fresh growlers will be available exclusively at Weyerbacher’s Visitors Center starting Thursday, December 19th, 2013.

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7 Responses to “Bootes”

  1. avatar Sean Millard says:

    Just had on tap at Strange Brew Tavern 1/7/14. This is one that definitely is worth putting in the rotation. Great Hop prescence and easily drinkable without being too boozy. Would highly recommend giving this a go or two. ;)

  2. avatar Ellen Carbonneau says:

    Had a great tour and tasting today Jan 11, 2014. We bought a case of Boot-nice. Just wondering what is the constellation on the bottle? What are the other 4. Thanks

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      Hi Ellen! The constellations are the names and the images – they are (alphabetically) the northern hemisphere modern 44 constellations. We started with Andromeda, then Aquila, Aries, Auriga and now Bootes. 39 to go!

  3. avatar Bobby says:

    Just had it at Hops & Grapes in Hickory, Wow!

  4. avatar Jesse Royer says:

    Delicious. On tap right now at Devil’s Den in south Philly

  5. avatar Derek says:

    In your opinion how well do you think this would age? I’m down to my final 3 six packs and I was wondering if I should stash them away with all of my other weyerbacher treasures or just finish them off (reluctantly I may add this was a great beer)

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      It’s personal preference, as is ageing beer. Your best bet is to taste your way through them. Drink one every 3 months. As soon as you don;t like the direction its going in any longer, throw a party!
      Cheers and thanks for the feedback!
      (We have a keg of it at the Visitors Center which we’re going to tap soon for growler fills)

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