(Easton, PA) – Weyerbacher Brewing just released its much-anticipated Rapture tonight.
I suppose this post would have been more helpful before tonight but the brewery says that there should be some left at the brewery through the end of the month.
Per a recent newsletter…
Rapture is a Sour Beer in the vein of a Flanders Red (sort of), but somewhat bolder in flavor. This beer is a one time only beer, available only at the brewery and supply is limited. Rapture comes in a 750ml cork ‘n’ cage bottle. Our brewers will be on hand to answer questions about Rapture, sour beers, how to turn your SO onto craft beer and nearly anything else you might inquire about. Hope you can join us!
Here’s what creator Chris Wilson has to say about Rapture: Rapture is upon us! It’s a 6.7% American Wild Red Ale that has undergone 100% of its fermentation and 18 months of aging in pinot noir wine barrels on a collection of micro flora that has created wonderful flavors of berry fruits, oak and a pronounced, yet quite pleasant tartness. The acidity is rounded out with a muted vinous quality, satisfying maltiness and effervescent mouthfeel that is sure to bring you joyful ecstasy.
So why’d we name it Rapture? Because we bottled it on Friday, May 20 ~ the day before the world was supposed to end! We just had to get it done before that happened! Of course, you probably heard that the end of the world has been rescheduled for October 20. Why not lay some Rapture down and impress your friends with it on October 19 just before you spring the news on them about what’s coming? Somewhere Arthur Dent & Ford Prefect are smiling.
Just shy of 300 cases were produced according to a blog post from this week.