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Phillips Brewery Launches Schottleweizen, A New Beer Adventure in Darkness

Phillips Brewing Launches Schottleweizen, A New Beer Adventure in Darkness

Phillips Brewing CompanySchottleweizen: Phillips Brewing Company’s Newest Beer Adventure

April 7th, 2014: For us here at Phillips Brewing Co., beer has always been an adventure. We’ve climbed mountains of fresh northwest hops, spelunked into the darkness of the blackest malts, and dabbled with exotic yeast strains found on both sides of the yeast divide.

But for every seasonal beer adventure we enjoy someone has to hold the map. The path between a crazy idea in our head to the bottle isn’t ever straight, but our beer architect Ben Schottle is always ready to recalibrate his latest test batch to methodically trace our path to the flavour summit.

Phillips Brewery Launches Schottleweizen, A New Beer Adventure in DarknessThis Schottleweizen is a brand new seasonal release named in honour of Ben featuring a dark malt base, a generous dose of hops brought to life with Belgian-inspired saison yeast. It’s lively, moderately sweet, and a little bit unconventional—just like Ben.

So tip your cap to Ben by removing this one, and join us on this latest beer adventure. Schottleweizen is available for a limited time from private craft-focused liquor stores.

For Victoria-based beer adventurers, Phillips Brewery is teaming up with Choux Choux Carcuterie, Two Rivers Meats and Brewery & the Beast for a special boar and venison-paired draft tasting of this special brew. To participate, join at Phillips base camp on Tuesday April 15th from 4-6.


  1. Chere
    Chere 9 April, 2014, 20:26

    This beer is exactly what I love all rolled up into one neat package! I’m so glad I stumbled upon this- can’t keep track of all the beers coming out. I just found my weekend sampler…

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  2. Phillips’ “Schottleweizen” | Terra Vines 10 April, 2014, 00:25

    […] This beer was released on April 7, and is already on the shelves. The 7.5% alc/vol weizen offers a twist on the traditional German wheat beer format: “dark malt… hops… with Belgian-inspired saison yeast.” This beer is essentially a dunkel, the dark style flavour of hefeweizen. My expectations are very high with this particular beer, offering not only the malt beloved by fans of Phillips’ “Blue Buck”, but also the banana bread and vanilla depth of a hefeweizen- with hops to boot. There’s more here than you can ask for in a seasonal, and I think Phillips’ aficionados will feel spoiled for choice. […]

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