I’ve got a message fired off for more information about this possible addition to the Mt. Carmel Brewing lineup, and I’ll update you on any more information as it comes in to me.  Keep in mind, with label approvals like this, there is no guarantee that we’re going to actually ever see it, or if we do – when that will happen.

It’s all pretty excited anyways, though… isn’t it?

About Hops & Wheat

I know very little about this beer – what I do I’m gathering and assuming from the label itself.  I can assume it’s a hoppy wheat beer… a wheated IPA – whatever you want to call it.  The label’s description says:

Bright, citrusy, and hoppy, this wheat ale salutes the flavor of the American hop and gives way to a smooth, refreshing finish.

It’s a style that I haven’t seen from Mt. Carmel yet, but one that seems to fit who they are pretty well.  It takes the “traditional feel” of an American Wheat beer, and mashes it with the super modern IPA craze that we find ourselves head first in.  In a lot of ways, that’s exactly what Mt. Carmel is all about, isn’t it?

Mt. Carmel is a modern, almost trendy, craft brewery that when you find yourself in the taproom, or on their fantastic outdoor patio seems to be a bit of a different dimension.  Things get quieter, maybe even a little bit slower at Mt. Carmel.  The feeling of time and tradition replaces the hectic modern speed of a lot of other breweries.  It’s unique, it’s comforting, and it’s wonderful.

Where Does This Fit?

I reached out to Mt. Carmel’s Mike Dewey to see if I could fish for some more information about this beer, and was met with some fun news – it looks like this beer will be replacing the current “Summer Wheat” seasonal beer that they have.  One interesting thing to note, is that this label takes on the new branding changes for the brewery, which up until now, their seasonals did not mirror.

Of course, I had to ask Mike about this… would our other seasonals be getting the change to their artwork as well?  His response was a good one… Yes, they will all get the change, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that what those beers are will be quite the same thing this year.  Could we be seeing more than one seasonal beer getting a facelift and a recipe change?


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