The Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan and the St. Bernardus brewery from Belgium will launch the second edition of the Braupakt collab beer in 2024.
Braupakt was first produced in 2018, a collaboration between Weihenstephan and Californian craft beer pioneers Sierra Nevada. Nearly six years later, the collab gets a sequel, a Blonde Ale that will be available in Australia from the middle of next year.
Made using hops from Belgium, Weihenstephan yeast, and Bavarian malt, the beer is brewed in accordance with the Purity Law of 1516. Spicy, with a characteristic yeast note, Braupakt 2024 is fruity and strong with an ABV of 6.5%.
The Weihenstephan and St. Bernardus breweries already have something in common. The faces of both breweries are monks, and the two historical figures appear on the beer’s label, which shows the two monks taking a first sip of the Blonde Ale.
Marcus Englet, Head of Export of the Weihenstephan brewery, is delighted with the result of the collaboration. “With Braupakt 2024, we have succeeded in creating a collaboration in a class of its own: a beer based on a Belgian style that was created not only with ingredients from both countries, but also with the great expertise of two brewing philosophies.”
The beer will be available in Australia through importer Phoenix Beers. Consumers will find it in specialist retailers.