(San Jose, CA) – Recently received this note from Gordon Biersch Brewing Company on the forthcoming release of Weizeneisbock, #2 in the Braumeister Select series. Read more below.
Dan Gordon, of Gordon Biersch, is preparing for the world premiere of Gordon Biersch Weizeneisbock, expected to hit shelves in October. On the heels of his limited-edition Imperial Pilsner Brau (IPB), which launched in June, Weizeneisbock is a highly crafted, strong, dark, wheat beer brewed with a top fermenting Bavarian Hefeweizen yeast strain. The limited supply includes 3,500 cases available throughout 11 states in the US.
Weizeneisbock’s historical roots began as a mistake-turned-masterpiece. A lazy brewer at the Kulmbach Brewery in Germany accidentally left kegs of bock outside during the coldest days of winter. The cold temperature froze the water out of the beer, thus concentrating and intensifying the flavor and alcohol content.
Today, Dan Gordon and his team apply modern German brewing engineering techniques to recreate the process at Gordon Biersch Brewing Company’s state-of-the-art facility in San Jose, California. Water molecules are frozen out of the beer during the aging process, thus concentrating the alcohol and flavor of the resulting bock beer. Naturally carbonated and unfiltered, Weizeneisbock is 10% ABV and 30 IBU. Never compromising authenticity, both the specialty malted wheat and malted barley were imported from the Weyerman Mältzerei in Bamberg Germany, and hops were sourced from the Hallertau and Tettnang regions of Bavaria. Dan’s dedication and expertise in craft brewing began with five years of Brewing Engineering at the Technical University of Munich at Weihenstephan. He was the only American to graduate from the program in 40 years and continues to source his malt and hops from former classmates in Germany.
The 750ml bottles of Weizeneisbock will retail for approximately $8.99 in U.S. markets including Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Alabama, Virginia, Nevada, and North Carolina.