Weihenstephan Cans!!!

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by AlcahueteJ, Jan 13, 2021 at 2:07 PM.

  1. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,645) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Yup, they’re here!

    We received word of this in the new Helles thread. It’s official, the Hefeweizen and Helles have dropped, in MA at least.

    A member in the New England forum said there’s best by dates on the cans, anyone know how this translates to the canning date?

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  2. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,819) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Just in time for my dry January. :angry::rolling_eyes:

    Gotta start a list for February.
     
  3. jonphisher

    jonphisher Disciple (395) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Now I just have to get my local store to order them. He never succeeded in the paulaner pils, said it was unavailable. We’ll see with these...

    I’d guess a year @AlcahueteJ but I’m sure someone may know with certainty.
     
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  4. Providence

    Providence Crusader (703) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    As I clicked this thread I was saying "Please be 16 oz, please be 16 oz. etc." I will purchase the helles the second I see it.
     
  5. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,819) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    "Unavailable." Love that lazy reply.
     
  6. jonphisher

    jonphisher Disciple (395) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Funny but I do trust the guy, I talk to him a lot and he orders almost anything I ask, its pretty nice. He said it's something about Paulaner, lazy response yes but I think he was truthful. Another store said the same thing, either that or I'm just a sucker.
     
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  7. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,819) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Sounds like he's trusting the word of his distro and nothing else. See if you can find out who the distro is and contact them... but expect a similar response.

    Maybe contact Paulaner USA to make them aware.

    All that said, I've looked for the Paulaner at a few spots around here -- when I remember to check, and haven't seen it, so who knows? But Paulaner beers have been readily available at many spots in my area for a while now.
     
  8. jonphisher

    jonphisher Disciple (395) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Good idea @steveh if I make progress and get to the bottom of it I’ll let you know.
     
  9. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,625) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Our local store here doesn’t carry Weihenstephaner anymore, they just keep adding unknown Raleigh brewery beers. I doubt they move well, because bars aren’t open people are sampling and tasting on site. I’m not paying $12 from a brewery I’ve never heard of before. In this wired worn I’m going back to known staples, their “German “ beer section compromises Becks, St Pauli Girl, with a well known Heineken or Urquell is only a step away. It’s really the only craft beer store here in town at Lowe’s Foods, even their Beer Den taps are stale, mainly all Red Oak, need a bit of variety.
     
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  10. officerbill

    officerbill Defender (603) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    The canned Paulaner & Kostritzer are both 1 year from canning to BB, Weihenstephaner is probably the same.
     
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  11. b9d9

    b9d9 Initiate (14) Nov 9, 2020 Germany

    I have never seen a Weihenstephan beer in cans
     
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  12. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,833) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    The good news about these new canned products from Weihenstephaner is that over the next month(s) these will be fresh products.

    Cheers to fresh German beer (which is a rarity in my area)!
     
  13. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (2,366) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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    Awesome! Will pick up a 4-pack of each of I see them.

    I haven't been able to find the Paulaner Pils near me either. And a search on Paulaner's Beer Finder shows one store in a 100 mile radius that carries it. Kind of odd because we got the Munchner Lager and Hefeweizen cans pretty quickly.
     
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  14. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,645) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    I e-mailed the brewery, I'll report back when/if I receive a response.
     
  15. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,381) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    It seems the Best Before date is 11.19.21 on those cans. I imagine it's a year as well. A Dec 19 date does not seem feasible to me. Looking forward to your confirmation, however.
     
  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,833) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Permit me to rant once again:

    Listing a best by duration of one year (especially for beers styles like Hefeweizen and Helles) is a load of crap! :poop:

    Non-cheers to this! :angry:
     
  17. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (145) Jan 8, 2015 California

    I will take one of each, please. Actually I still have not had the hefe as I have not found it both refrigerated and fresh. I know I will love it fresh and safely in a can.
     
  18. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,819) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    There's a picture at the top of this thread to change that. :slight_smile::wink:
     
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  19. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,645) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    You're probably right, I highly doubt it was December.

    My fear is that it's OVER a year out. Jever has a 15 month best by date for example.

    It's likely a year, but I'd like confirmation for future purchases (I assume this batch will be fresh).
     
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  20. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,625) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I agree, Jever here on the shelf is always past their very generous freshness window. Sorry it’s 16 months old no thanks. I’d guess between by boat and customs 4 months might be as good as it ever gets. It’s been here on Urquell rarely though, 6 months is more likely, and I don’t like the taste, I could pick it out blind because it seems it always tastes “funny”. I can get 10 day old local Pils that blow it away so I really have stopped looking.
     
  21. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,833) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Dale, FWIW that is the freshest I have ever seen Jever (i.e.,
    4 months old). That has only occurred once to the best of my recollection. I have not seen a Jever less than 6 months old in a couple of years. If I do I will buy a six-pack.
    I am kinda in that same situation. My last Pilsner purchase was a six-pack of Sterling Pig Shoats Pilsner which was less than two weeks from canning. That beer is excellent and I paid less than $8.50 for it. A classic win-win situation. :slight_smile:

    Cheers!
     
  22. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,625) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Absolutely, if I’m a retailer I start looking at turns like any shelf item. Hey if enough are buying old Urquell it’ll be on the shelf for them, we won’t but but then again to 99% of the world a beers a beer. They don’t go check dates and if you sell them a sucky enough beer they won’t buy it anymore, and they won’t even know why the beer sucks.
     
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  23. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,850) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    A 3 month old Jever is a gift from the beer Gods; they don't come around all too often and you would be remiss if you passed on it. :wink::sunglasses:
     
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  24. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,625) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I’ve never seen one under 15 months old which is their Best Buy date. Maybe they should bump that to 18 to stay within date.
     
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  25. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,850) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Nah. I would only buy at 5 months if I was in a particularly whimsical mood; anything over that and I'm not even considering it.

    But under 3 months means drop everything else and get a case. :slight_smile:
     
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  26. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,833) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    And unfortunately the "Gods" have not smiled upon me this freshly. As I posted above I once was able to purchase a four month old six-pack. In the past I used to utilize 6 months as my cut-off but I have not even seen a Jever this fresh in the past two years.

    Thank goodness for very high quality, fresh and economically priced locally produced German Pilsners (and I have many brands to pick from). :slight_smile:

    Cheers!
     
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  27. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,458) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I've never seen nevermind had Jever.
    No offers please to anyone out there...
    Sadly, my mainstay of German Pilsners has not been on the shelf for a couple of weeks now.

    Edit: That would be the Veltins.
     
  28. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,833) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    If you ever see it in your travels and the "Gods" smile on you with the product being fresh I would encourage you to buy some. Some of the features I appreciate about this beer:
    • It is bone dry and upon each sip you just want another.
    • If the beer is fresh upon the initial pour I pick up some sulfur dioxide (a struck match smell) which I really, really like. It diminishes fairly quickly (by the third or fourth sip) but I appreciate it when it is there.
    • It has a nice bitterness level (maybe something like 35 IBUs) which I appreciate
    • It has...
    I just wish I could find this beer fresh in my area.

    Cheers!
     
  29. Cstamp3084

    Cstamp3084 Initiate (21) May 3, 2020 Maryland

    I messaged weihenstephaner USA last week about availability in my area and they told me early February. This gives me hope maybe sooner.
     
  30. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (145) Jan 8, 2015 California

    The first time I noticed Jever I bought 2 half liter cans (pretty sure that was the size) not knowing that the best buy date was 15 months after canning. :confused:
     
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  31. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,819) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    FWIW -- I saw that Paulaner.com has a beer finder. The Pils is actually at a retailer not far from me, but I'm surprised it's not closer.
     
  32. jonphisher

    jonphisher Disciple (395) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    ouch closest one is 100 mile range. Oh well...thanks for sharing, never knew they had a beer finder.
     
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  33. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,833) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Well, the good news is that they now list both the packaged on date and the best by date. Not that this is all that helpful if the beer is > 6 months from bottling. :flushed:

    Cheers!
     
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  34. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (649) Mar 28, 2009 California

    no one will tell.
     
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  35. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (649) Mar 28, 2009 California

    When bitgurger went into cans and available at my my local Trader Joe’s it became my go to Pilsner.
     
  36. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,404) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Can't wait to try the Helles. Wonder what the pricing will be like on these?
     
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  37. JSullivan

    JSullivan Initiate (51) Aug 18, 2010 Massachusetts

    I picked up a few four packs last night, along with a bunch of other stuff, but I believe they were about $12 per pack.
     
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  38. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,238) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    We can see this from your avatar pic.
     
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  39. MattOC

    MattOC Devotee (446) Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I bought individual cans of each and paid $3/can.
     
  40. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (152) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    Yes, this.
     
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