Browse - By Brewer

Berliner Mania!
Written by Trent Thornberry   

Berliner Mania!

One of our favorite craft beer developments over the past few years has been the rise of the Berliner weisse. It's a delightful style that we can't believe we ever lived without--I mean, who doesn't love a low-ABV, flavor-packed, gently-sour, warm-weather crusher?

Though the style is very old, it has really come into its own as a canvas for modern brewers to experiment on--we've been delighted by Berliners made with citrus zests, stone fruit, wild yeasts, used wine barrels, and herbs.

We just noticed that we have a particularly exciting collection of modern Berliners available, so we thought we'd give you all a heads up. Check it out!

Now available:

Grimm Boysen Raspberry Pop!
Grimm's excellent "Pop!" series of dessert Berliner weisses returns with the introduction of Boysen Raspberry Pop!, featuring the tart tanginess of boysenberries and raspberries alongside vanilla and lactose richness. Smooth, lush, delicious stuff.
Now available in 22oz bottles.

Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Blueberry
Mikkeller has an amazing series of fruited Berliners going as well, with their "Hallo, Ich Bin Berliner Weisse" line. With the just-released blueberry variant, the tart, lean Berliner base is paired with earthy, juicy blueberries for a complex, dark purple drink that's sure to delight.
Now available in 500ml cans.

Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Mango
Also just released was Mikkeller's mango-tinged variant from the same series. Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Mango offers up a more tropical flair, with loads of soft mango aromatics married neatly to the bright base beer. At 3.7% ABV, it's pure, crushable refreshment.
Now available in 500ml cans.

Looking for more tart, refreshing goodness? Try these:

Libertine Aubree Rye Saison
A tropical and zesty saison with an underlying rye spiciness. Earthy, fruity, and layered.
Now available in 750ml bottles.

Libertine Edna Table Saison 6x750ml
A zesty, heavily-dry hopped sour saison at just 4% ABV. Absolutely loaded with delicate floral aromatics and melon and citrus-like fruitiness.
Now available in 750ml bottles.

Perennial Suburban Beverage 12x750ml
A tart, hazy gose spiked with salt, orange peel, lemon peel, and key lime juice. It's citrus-packed and a touch grainy, with the bright snap of lactic acid coming up on the finish.
Now available in 750ml bottles.