23 December 2008

Bavarian Barbarian Releases First Snow Ale TODAY!

I've heard from Mike and First Snow will be released this afternoon (12/23) at the Bavarian Barbarian tasting room.

First Snow Ale (7.5% ABV) is a smooth, dark winter warmer with caramel and chocolate notes. The aroma of holiday spices hints at the subtle cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice flavors in the beer. First Snow Ale is a tasty companion for Christmas cookies and other holiday desserts.

Bavarian Barbarian One Year Anniversary

From Bavarian Barbarian:


WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company is fast approaching its first anniversary and eagerly anticipates the second year of brewing “The People’s Beer” for Williamsport and Lycoming County. Since opening for business on December 28, 2007, the Barbarian has brewed over 300 barrels of beer, which is currently pouring from over thirty taps in Lycoming, Union, Clinton and Tioga Counties. The Barbarian has also begun distribution in the Poconos, Harrisburg, and Northeastern Pennsylvania with tentative plans for invading Philadelphia and State College in the coming months.

The Bavarian Barbarian now brews five different beers after releasing Steel Drivin’ Stout in early October, and Square Feet Wheat Dunkelweizen just before Thanksgiving. The Barbarian’s sixth beer, First Snow Ale, was released just before Christmas. First Snow Ale is a spiced winter warmer ale with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger all blending sublimely with a rich, dark chocolatey body. All of the Barbarian’s beers are available for tasting at the Horde Room in the brewery at 429 West Third Street, but many of the beers are available in bars and restaurants throughout the Williamsport Area.

For the Bavarian Barbarian’s second year, the brewery is counting on continued expansion throughout Pennsylvania and plans to offer seasonal and special batch beers including a doppelbock, a Belgian wit and original experimental beers. In addition, Head Brewer, Mike Hiller, and Operations Manager, Kira Hiller, are formulating plans to install and operate a canning line for packaging the Barbarian’s beers. The Hillers have chosen canning over bottling their beers for several reasons, but chief among them is to use packaging that is more suitable for the variety of outdoor sports and activities that are popular among the people of Lycoming County. The Barbarian also plans to participate in more local events while creating a few events of its own.

For more information on Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company, please visit their website at www.bavarianbarbarian.com or call 570-322-5050.

26 November 2008

Bavarian Barbarian Releases Dunkelweizen w/Andechs yeast

From Mike Hiller:

Square Feet Wheat for Fall/Winter has been released to the masses. This is a dunkelweizen of distinction. Fermented with a weizen yeast strain from the Andechs Brewery in Germany, Square Feet Wheat Dunkelweizen bears a taste of clove along with some fruity esters that include apples and pears. Heartier than a mere hefeweizen, this dunkelweizen is the perfect match for the Fall and Winter seasons as it boasts a 5.5% ABV and flavors that will complement holiday meals.

Next up for Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company is a winter warmer called First Snow Ale. With a recipe built completely from scratch, First Snow Ale promises to be a unique holiday offering that captures the spirit and warmth of Christmas and New Years Day.

29 October 2008

Bavarian Barbarian Press Release - New Beers

From Mike Hiller:

Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company is pleased to announce the recent release of their latest beer, Steel Drivin’ Stout. The stout was released officially on Tuesday, October 7, during the weekly beer tasting event held at Kimball’s in Williamsport. Since the release, Steel Drivin’ Stout has been very well received by craft beer enthusiasts and casual beer drinkers alike and is now on tap throughout Lycoming, Tioga and Union Counties. This beer will be coming soon to taps throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania with the help of our friends at Ace Beverage.

Coming in at a healthy 6% ABV, Steel Drivin’ Stout is a roasty, dark oatmeal stout with hints of dark chocolate supported by a toasty caramel. This smooth, quaffable stout is a perfect match for the onset of chilly air, warm Fall aromas, and college football. Steel Drivin’ Stout is a tasty companion for chocolate or caramel desserts.

Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company is also formulating a dunkelweizen, which will be released as the Autumn/Winter version of Square Feet Wheat, and a winter warmer called The First Snow Ale. While the Square Feet Wheat Dunkelweizen will be produced throughout the fall and winter months, The First Snow Ale will be a single-batch offering and is slated for release shortly after Thanksgiving.

17 September 2008

Bavarian Barbarian - Steel Drivin' Stout is in the Tanks!

I spoke with Mike and he tells me the Brewery smells great...here's a quick press release from Mike just for mybeerbuzz.com readers:


Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company is excited to announce to all you MyBeerBuzzards out there that our much anticipated Steel Drivin’ Stout was brewed on September 17. After learning our lesson with Weldspatter IPA back in the spring, we are refusing to set a firm release date until the Steel Drivin’ Stout is absolutely ready. We will keep you posted.

Steel Drivin’ Stout will be a 6% ABV oatmeal stout. Further description of this beer is being withheld until we have a finished product and can accurately describe the flavors. What we can say is that we included flaked oatmeal, chocolate malt, roasted barley and a healthy helping of caramel malts. Even though we can’t be specific about its character yet, we’re confident that Steel Drivin’ Stout will be a rich, roasty and malty stout with a respectable alcohol level. Not quite imperial, but at least modestly hegemonic.

In other news, we at Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company are pleased to announce that Ace Beverage will be carrying our beers throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. We are rather excited about working with such a well-respected distributor and we’re looking forward to collaborating on the Barbarian Invasion of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

In the coming months, the Bavarian Barbarian will begin brewing special batches and seasonal beers. Now that the fifth of our standard beers, Steel Drivin’ Stout, has been brewed, we’re looking forward to experimenting with various styles and perhaps creating some new styles in the process. The first seasonal that we have planned will be a winter warmer to be released around Thanksgiving. We’re also kicking around some ideas for a dark lager, an altbier, and a dubbel. Perhaps even a dopplebock thrown in the mix for good measure.

This stage of our operation is what we’ve been anxiously waiting for at Bavarian Barbarian. We decided to take the time to develop some standard recipes in order to learn just what our brand new brewing system can do and to establish ourselves in the craft beer culture. Having accomplished exactly that, we can now look forward confidently to experimentation and brewing more complex beers.

One last bit of news is that our Square Feet Wheat has been retired now that summer is over, but we’re toying with the idea of brewing a Dunkelweizen and releasing it as Square Feet Wheat through the fall. If successful, we may brew a different wheat beer for each season under the Square Feet Wheat banner.

25 June 2008

Bavarian Barbarian Releases New Beer...Not

From Mike Hiller:

Oops...Never mind. I spoke with Mike today (6/26) and he was not happy with the Square Feet Wheat. The entire batch will be dumped down the drain and he's reworking the recipe. Stay tuned !

I haven't written a press release yet, but I just transferred the Square Feet Wheat to the finishing tanks to carbonate and it should be finished by tomorrow. So far, it tastes pretty good. Preliminary taste tests with raspberry and woodruff syrups have been promising. The wheat beer itself is decent. I was originally going to go for a true Berliner Weisse, but handling a bacterial yeast is much to advanced for our facility right now. That being said, the wheat beer is a pretty standard one - a slight tart finish, but not really packed with flavor. It's definitely a nice vehicle for the syrups.

Square Feet Wheat is loosely based on a Berliner Weisse style of beer from Germany. It has a refreshing, yet slight wheat and malt sweetness that is supported by a distinct hop presence. On hot Summer days, Square Feet Wheat will cool you off. Bring it along to pool parties, picnics and backyard cookouts. Instead of a boring wedge of lemon or orange, try Square Feet Wheat with a splash of raspberry extract or a dash of essence of Woodruff – both a customary addition to Berliner Weisse beers in Berlin

20 June 2008

Updates from Mike @ Bavarian Barbarian

Just a little snippet from Mike about the current and upcoming beers @ Bavarian Barbarian:

I will be delivering our first shipment of Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale and Weldspatter IPA to Westy's early next week. I'm trying to figure out which day. We've had the Weldspatter IPA out since early May and most everybody enjoys it. It is definitely more of a British style IPA. 44 IBUs of Phoenix, Nugget and Pilgrim hops, so it is decidedly more spicy than floral or fruity. Our Square Feet Wheat will be finishing fermentation this weekend while I'm slingin' beer at the Harrisburg Festival. I wanted to finish it before then and debut it at the festival, but scheduling just didn't work out that way. The German raspberry and woodruff syrups to accompany the Square Feet Wheat are being delivered today. Frankly, I can't wait. Early taste tests from the fermenter are very promising. It'll be a good stand-alone wheat beer, but with those syrups added to the glass, I think it'll be really something else.

28 May 2008

Bavarian Barbarian Does Take Suggestions.

Mike Hiller is always open to suggestions for seasonal beers. Feel free to e-Mail Mike directly with your suggestions, or send them to me and I'll forward them to Mike.

20 May 2008

Bavarian Barbarian Keg & Growler Memorial Day SALE!

From Mike Hiller:

The Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company would like to announce that we are selling our kegs and growlers at a 25% discount for the Memorial Day Weekend. We heard on the news that fewer people will be traveling for the holiday weekend because of gas prices. So, we figured if people are staying home to save money on gas, why not extend the opportunity for people to save money on beer, too. The discount keg sales begin this Thursday, May 22nd and run through Saturday, May 24th. We're extending our hours to 8pm on Thursday. Saturday's tours are still scheduled for 4pm and 6pm as usual. For contact and location information, visit the website at www.bavarianbarbarian.com.

08 May 2008

Weldspatter IPA Now Available

Looks like Mike got the Weldspatter IPA up and ready for tasting. Congratulations Mike!

Click HERE for details.

In addition to the Horder Room at bavarian barbarian, Weldspatter IPA is also available at B21 & Kimball's in Williamsport.

20 April 2008

mybeerbuzz.com Welcomes Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Co

Cheers and welcome to Bavarian Barbarian Brewing...now officially participating with mybeerbuzz.com. Welcome aboard...the beer loving community Thanks you!

16 April 2008

Bavarian Barbarian Sampling @ Bull Run Inn - April 22

Head Brewer Mike Hiller will be giving out samples of Hammerin' Ale and Weldspatter IPA from 9PM -11PM

NOTE: The brewery will be closed on April 22nd

08 April 2008

Name That Beer Winner Weldspatter IPA Delayed

Bavarian Barbarian brewery runs a contest each season to name/design a beer. This season's winner Weldspatter IPA will be delayed from it's April 11th scheduled release. Apparently the first batch suffered a filtration issue that removed the IPA's hoppy character and the brewery has decided NOT to release it as scheduled.

For the latest details Click Here

06 April 2008


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