(St. Louis, MO) – Griesedieck Brothers Brewery is proud to announce the release of its most recent brew, Unfiltered Bavarian-Style Wheat Ale. This family owned brewer has put its own twist on the popular Wheat Ale category, while pointing to its German roots with a Bavarian-style weissbier.
Griesedieck Bros. Unfiltered Bavarian-Style Wheat is brewed with five different malts and Perle hops. A traditional Bavarian-style weissbier, Griesedieck Bros. Wheat has a slight fruitiness with a blended flavor of banana, cloves, and bubblegum, and a light golden color. It is 4.8% Alcohol by Volume with only 12 IBUs.
Distributed in Missouri and Illinois at leading package stores, bars and restaurants, Unfiltered Bavarian-style Wheat will be available in 12 ounce six-pack bottles at a suggested retail price of $7.49. It joins Griesedieck Bros. Premium Golden Pilsener in the lineup.
GRIESEDIECK BROTHERS BREWERY BACKGROUND:
The Griesedieck name has seen quite a lot of action throughout brewing history, and one brand that the family produced which comes to the forefront is Griesedieck Brothers beer. The Original Griesedieck Brothers was created in December 1911. From 1911 until Prohibition, the Griesedieck Brothers consistently updated and expanded their brewery. Although the brewery closed down during Prohibition, the Griesedieck Brothers were able to grow their sales to become the best selling beer in the St. Louis beer market.
After Prohibition, Griesedieck Brothers continued to grow during the 1930s and 1940s. Griesedieck Brothers saw its high point in the early 1950s, with booming sales and 20 hour production days. The Griesedieck plant was one of the most modern and efficient breweries in the country, producing over 1 million barrels per year. Distribution had expanded beyond the St. Louis region to cover more than a dozen Midwest states.
Due to industry pressures, the brewery decided to sell out to the Falstaff Brewing Corporation in 1957. By 1960, Falstaff had consolidated local production into the modern G/B brewery, and discontinued the Griesedieck Brothers brand.
Griesedieck Brothers Brewery was revived in 1992 by eighth generation brewer Raymond A. Griesedieck, with product reintroduced in 2002. Griesedieck Bros. Beer is currently brewed under license at Sand Creek Brewery in Black River Falls, WI.
For more information, visit us at www.gb-beer.com, and remember, G/B means Great Beer!