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Mainer Weisse is a mixed fermentation sour ale aged with blueberries and cinnamon sticks. We released it for the first time in December 2012, and have kept this fan favorite in the (nearly) yearly rotation ever since.

Some flavor profiles are truly tied to time and place. For us, autumn in New England means blueberry pie from Maine. Hence, our fall sour is an ode to dripping tartness, to blue stains on our jeans, and the subtle spice of cinnamon.

Special ingredients: Blueberries and Cinnamon Sticks

Recommended Glassware: Tulip

Availability: September-November

First Released: 12/12/2012


We sat down with Head Brewer Joe Mashburn and Microbiologist Katie Miller to discuss our mixed fermentation sour process, and the ingredients involved it in. Learn more about how we create our Weisse series, and why we're so excited to have these beers available in 16oz cans!

A brief history of the Weisse series

Blossom Weisse - Tart cherries - First brewed December 2017
Weisse a la Mode - Apple puree, cinnamon, and lactose - First brewed October 2017
Boysen Weisse - Boysenberries - First brewed August 2017
Guava Weisse - Guava - First brewed July 2017
Rickey Weisse - Raspberries and limes - First brewed March 2017
Passion Weisse - Passion fruit - First brewed January 2017
Nectar Weisse - Apricots - First brewed December 2016
Briar Weisse - Blackberries - First brewed December 2016
Pomona Weisse - Mangos - First brewed December 2016
Aloha Weisse - Pineapple - First brewed November 2016
Bramble Weisse - Raspberries - First brewed July 2016
Mystery Weisse - Mangos and peaches - First brewed November 2014
Knight Weisse - Blackberries, aged in red wine barrels - First brewed November 2013
Cape Codder Weisse - Cranberries and orange zest - First brewed January 2013
Mainer Weisse - Blueberries and cinnamon sticks - First brewed November 2012
Ever Weisse - Strawberries, kiwis, and hibiscus - First brewed September 2012
Somer Weisse - Lemongrass and ginger - First brewed February 2012