Almost four years after being discontinued, New Belgium Brewing Co. has brought back Mothership Wit.
The 4.8 percent ABV wheat beer is brewed with wheat malt, coriander and “orange peel spicing” and was discontinued in March 2012 due to “declining sales.” The beer is being rereleased as part of the Fort Collins, Colo.-based brewery’s Throwback Series which “celebrates formerly beloved beers that have been retired from the seasonal and year round rotation.”
“The alluring taste is the result of a gravitational balance of citrus and sour flavors held in suspension by a bright burst of carbonation,” reads the beer label. “‘Mothership’, long the nickname of New Belgium’s brewing facility, has grown to encompass the brewery’s sustainable approach to doing business.”
According to Jenny Foust, spokesperson for New Belgium, the new incarnation of Mother ship Wit will be released as part of the brewery’s 12-count Folly Packs, which will include a mix of 12-ounce bottles including:
- Fat Tire amber ale (5.2 percent ABV)
- Citradelic IPA (6 percent ABV)
- Slow Ride IPA (4.5 percent ABV)
- Heavy Melon Ale (5 percent ABV)
- Mothership Wit (4.8 percent ABV)
The Folly Pack has shipped to retailers across New Belgium’s entire distribution footprint. and will be available from April-July.
Update (Jan. 18, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date and packaging details. It was originally published on Jan. 12, 2016.)
Update (April 13, 2016) — This post was updated with details on a shipping date.