JUNEAU, AK — Alaskan Brewing Co. is bringing back their much anticipated summer Pilot Series release, Alaskan Raspberry Wheat, for a limited time this June. The beer, which released in Juneau on June 1, sold out at the Brewery’s gift shop and tasting bar in less than one hour, with dozens of fans waiting in line outside before the tasting bar opened for business.
“We couldn’t believe it,” says Alaskan’s Nancy Woizeschke. “There were people lining up in the street as much as an hour before we opened, and we sold our 180 cases of 22oz bottles within the first hour.”
The Alaskan Pilot Series features a rotating collection of big, bold and distinctive brews packaged in 22 oz bottles. The current limited-edition release of Alaskan Raspberry Wheat will be arriving in June at select locations throughout Alaska and the other states where Alaskan Beer is distributed.
Alaskan Raspberry Wheat is an American-style wheat ale highlighting the bright flavors and inviting aroma of more than 3,000 pounds of real raspberries added during fermentation. The tart flavor of raspberries balances the full-bodied wheat profile and malt sweetness of this enticingly red-hued brew. Bigger than most traditional fruit beers, Alaskan Raspberry Wheat has a little extra kick to its dry and effervescent finish.
In 2012, Alaskan plans to release two more Pilot Series beers in addition to the Raspberry Wheat. Alaskan Baltic Porter, another Pilot Series favorite, will return in September for the first time since 2009, and the December release will feature a new Imperial Red Ale.
About Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaskan Brewing Co. has been making award-winning beer in Juneau, Alaska, since 1986. The Alaskan Brew Crew bottles the unique character of the Last Frontier with historic recipes, local ingredients and glacier-fed water. Alaskan Brewing handcrafts Amber, Pale, White, Stout, IPA, Smoked Porter and a variety of seasonal and limited specialty beers in the Alaskan Pilot Series. Visit www.alaskanbeer.com. Connect at Facebook.com/AlaskanBrewingCo and Twitter.com/AlaskanBrewing