Crane Brewing is working on two very different versions of the same beer.
The Raytown, Mo.-based brewery will be releasing Tea Weiss, a 4.1 percent ABV sour wheat beer brewed with pilsner and wheat malts, Magnum hops, three strains of lactobacillus and Berry Rooibos tea sourced locally from Hugo Tea Co. In addition, Crane will be releasing Barrel-Aged Tea Weiss, which is a 4.1 percent ABV barrel-aged version of the same beer.
These will be the second and third weisses to be packaged by the brewery after Apricot Weiss (4.5 percent ABV) was released late last year. Crane has also indicated it is working on another version of the sour wheat beer named Beet Weiss (4.5 percent ABV) brewed with beets, although a release date has not been announced as of yet.
According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), both Tea Weiss and Barrel-Aged Tea Weiss will be packaged in 750ml bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.