Stevens Point Brewery has a new beer with a name that is based on a classic incarnation.
The Stevens Point, Wis.-based brewery has released a new seasonal beer named Apricadabra Apricot Wheat Ale, a 5 percent ABV wheat ale brewed with fresh apricot juice. In addition, the unfiltered Bavarian hefeweizen incorporates a hefeweizen yeast imported from Bavaria, along with El Dorado hops from Washington State’s Yakima Valley, caramel and Vienna malts and malted white wheat.
“The beer offers a hint of apricot flavor and aroma combined with traditional hefeweizen flavor characteristics, said Gabe Hopkins, Stevens Point brewmaster, in a press release. “The wheat lends a delicate crispness to the beer, which is light in body but quite big on flavor and aroma.”
Apricadabra Apricot Wheat Ale joins five other seasonal releases for Stevens Point: Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale (6.2 percent ABV) available from November through February; Point Coast Radler (4.1 percent ABV) available June through August; Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat (5.17 percent ABV) available April through August and Point Oktoberfest, a Bavarian-style märzen (5.67 percent ABV) available August through October. In addition, the brewery has Point Bock (5.1 percent ABV) that is released on draft January through February and is exclusive to the state of Wisconsin.
According to the brewery, Apricadabra Apricot Wheat Ale was shipped to retailers in mid-January for a Feb. 1 release and is be packaged in six-packs and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles as well as 12-packs of 12-ounce cans. The beer will be available across Stevens Point entire 28-state distribution network.
This post has been updated with shipping information.