Weyerbacher Riserva 2012 Shipping Soon

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  1. mmbrewer

    mmbrewer Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2004 Pennsylvania

    We'll begin shipments of this annual Sour Raspberry fantastico to our wholesalers later this week. For free samples, stop by the Brewery for a special Riserva tasting this Saturday March 23 10a-3p. See our website for more details. www.weyerbacher.com

    Dan Weyerbacher
  2. beerborn

    beerborn Initiate (197) Jan 22, 2012 Louisiana

    This sounds great, can't wait to get some and give it a try!
  3. RyanGoodman

    RyanGoodman Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2011 Bolivia

    Everything Weyerbacher does is super solid. Ever since I moved from PA to Bolivia, I've been missing my weyer. Thankfully, some of my friends are buying the ageable stuff and saving it for me. You can bet I'll be coming to visit the brewery when we're back in the states in Sept-Oct. What will you be releasing around that time?
  4. Skrip

    Skrip Defender (614) Oct 7, 2012 New Jersey

    i just picked up a 2011
  5. woosterbill

    woosterbill Poo-Bah (3,009) Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    If this beer came in $8 375s instead of $16 750s, I'd buy a ton of it. As it is, a bottle is just too much of an investment to drink on my own, and at least in CT it's not really something to bust out at a bottle share since it's on shelves literally year round.

    Either drop the price or put it in smaller bottles, please!
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  6. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (262) Jan 19, 2013 New York

    Forget Connecticut, Dan. Send Riserva to central NY where we'll really appreciate it. :wink:

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  7. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,114) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut

    So much "like" in this statement. The price is a bit high. When I was living in Springfield I had free range of '09 and '10 (super sour year) up until last year. I've also noticed that the label also likes to fade and makes it looks a little less appealing given its price tag. New label if anyone hasn't seen it yet.
  8. woosterbill

    woosterbill Poo-Bah (3,009) Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    Then like it already! :stuck_out_tongue:

    Oh, we appreciate it here in CT, too, but when it's the same price as, say, Hanssens Oude Gueuze it's just tough to justify the purchase. I'm the last person to complain about a regional brewery putting a legit sour into wide distribution, and like I said I'd be happy to buy it regularly (even at the current high price per oz!) if it came in a format conducive to a single serving.
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  9. Ford42

    Ford42 Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    OOC, the 375s you suggest: we don't have room for a 3rd bottling line and that is what we'd need to make cork-n-cage little bottles. Somehow I can't imagine Riserva in a 12oz bottle and IMHO I think many people consider a 750 to be a better package for ageing than a 12oz with a crown for that kind of beer. I agree, drinking an entire Riserva 750 solo is a bit rough but it certainly makes an epic share for meeting your friends at an epic BYO restaurant in town! I've always been a share your beer kinda guy... even 12 oz'rs. I can recall quite a few evenings getting thru 10 or more different beers with just a handful of friends on a tuesday evening - with no ill effects. It's all in how you approach it but for now I just wanted to throw out my 2 cents.
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  10. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    I disagree. Every bottle I've had has been all on my own. I wouldn't begin to share such a gloriously tasty beer with anyone else. It's MINE.
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  11. Ford42

    Ford42 Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    THAT warrants a LIKE. LOL!
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  12. madnismo

    madnismo Aspirant (281) Jan 30, 2011 Florida

  13. mmbrewer

    mmbrewer Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2004 Pennsylvania

    Florida will get its 60cs next week. Cheers!
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  14. VAbdoyan

    VAbdoyan Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 California

    anyone know what the limits are at the release?
  15. shadowane

    shadowane Initiate (103) Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Most likely none I suspect.
  16. Sarge3130

    Sarge3130 Initiate (0) May 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I feel like the pricing is line for the style.
    Cascade sours range about $18-$25 a 750 and Russian River sour's hover around $14-$17 a 375!! no doubt the RR's are tremendous but it pains me to pay that amount for such a small amout of beer.
  17. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (659) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania

    This year's is really solid, so $18 isn't ridiculous at all for the style.
  18. Beerverage

    Beerverage Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2010 North Carolina

    I know this isn't the trading forms but forever ISO: 2010 ft: hit me up. Damn that year was amazing!!
  19. Stinkypuss

    Stinkypuss Poo-Bah (4,069) Apr 7, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Live it. Love it. Reserve it.
  20. Greenplastic615

    Greenplastic615 Disciple (386) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I really didn't like this beer at all up until this year's vintage, which I think is really, really good.
  21. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Trying like hell to get this in GA, but the distributor has no interest in buying it. They also have really cut their buying in half, we're already out of Insanity and Heresy is nearly gone too. Sucks when they feel their portfolio is too big and don't want to expand. Yet they still have tons of Seventeen still in the warehouse. Go figure.
  22. SadMachine

    SadMachine Poo-Bah (2,041) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    I was planning on using my last '10 vintage in a vertical w/ '11 and '12, but depending on what you're offering I might be coaxed into trading it! Hahaha
  23. HoppyKilaMonster

    HoppyKilaMonster Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Pennsylvania

    is this beer still avaliable in the Allentown area? I will be in the area on wednesday.
  24. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,408) Oct 24, 2010 California

    Amen to that. Any idea how likely it is we'll see any?
  25. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2010 Colorado

    I really wanted to like this beer I've had two vintages now and both were huge ethyl acetate bombs. I couldn't get past it. Hopefully this year is better
  26. shadowane

    shadowane Initiate (103) Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania

    So you thought it tasted like vinegar basically? I can see that. I haven't had a full bottle of this year's yet but I felt like it's the best in a few years from the couple samples I had.
  27. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2010 Colorado

    More like nail polish remover

    Ethyl acetate (aka: ethyl ethanoate): this is the most common ester in beer by weight, but not necessarily by flavor impact. Threshold: 33ppm. Common levels in beer: 8-70ppm. Formed by the condensation of acetyl CoA and ethanol. Smells of nail polish and solvent at high concentrations, but can have a slightly fruity aroma at low levels.
  28. shadowane

    shadowane Initiate (103) Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania

    oh okay thanks. I get that and Acetate mixed up a bit. And, yeah, I can see getting that in Riserva. It's 11% and doesn't always hide that flavor well. I didn't catch it this year but I also don't think I'm that sensitive to it.
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