AUSTIN, Texas — Celis Brewery is reintroducing Celis Raspberry Beer, a fruit beer first brewed in 1994. Using the original recipe, brewing methods and the same yeast strain, Celis Brewery has captured the essence of the legacy beer to present it to a new generation.
“Since we reopened Celis brewery in July 2017, we have had constant requests to bring back Celis Raspberry,” says Christine Celis, founder of Celis Brewery. “This beer was extremely popular when we first brewed it in the 1990s, and we know there is strong demand for it today. The addition of fresh fruits is popular with craft beer drinkers who love experimentation. We are staying true to the Celis way and only using the highest quality, natural, fresh raspberry juice to ensure our Celis Raspberry tastes great.”
Celis Raspberry is an elegant fruit beer made with a beautiful combination of fresh raspberry juice, unmalted wheat, Cascade and Golding Hops, and the original, proprietary Belgian yeast strain. The gorgeous deep rose color beer has aromas of fresh raspberries with a hint of citrus, and delicate flavors of raspberry sorbet with fresh acidity and a crisp, dry finish. It is an incredibly refreshing beer that pairs well with food or a sunny day.
Pierre Celis perfected the recipe for Celis Raspberry during a year of experimentation. When it was released in 1994, Celis Raspberry was one of the first fruit beers made in the U.S. after prohibition. The newly released Celis Raspberry is true to the original recipe, but with slightly more vibrant raspberry color, and less sweet.
Celis Raspberry Release Parties
Celis Raspberry will be featured at several launch events around Austin, including:
Pierre Celis’ Birthday and Raspberry Release Party (Celis Brewery)
March 21, 3:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Lustre Pearl Raspberry Craw Fish Boil
March 30, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Growler USA Anniversary Party Raspberry Release
March 31, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018
Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden Raspberry Release
April 2, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Easy Tiger at Whole Foods Market 365 Cedar Park
April 2, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. featuring Christine Celis
Easy Tiger Raspberry Release
April 3, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. featuring Christine Celis
Hi Hat Raspberry Blend Release
April 3, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. featuring Daytona Camps hosting Pink Boots Society Night
Waller Creek Raspberry Release
April 4, 4:20 to 7:00 p.m.
Parlor & Yard Bingo Night Release
April 4, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Mort Subite Raspberry Release
April 5, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Whichcraft Muller Raspberry Release
April 6, 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 p.m.
Hopfields Blended Brunch
April 8, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Driskill Raspberry Beer Dinner
April 9, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. featuring Christine Celis
Celis Raspberry will be widely available on draft and in cans on April 2, 2018. Celis Brewery beers are available on tap, in bottles, and now in cans at hundreds of bars, restaurants, and retail stores in Texas. Celis Brewery is distributed by Brown Distributing Co. Inc. in Austin; Andrews Distributing in Dallas, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi; Silver Eagle Distributing in Houston; GLI Distributing in San Antonio; M. L. Wismer Distributing in Baytown; Hops and Vines in the Texas Hill Country; Kristen Distributing Company in College Station; Del Papa Distributing Company in Galveston, Beaumont and Victoria; and Tri-City Distributors in New Braunfels, TX.
About Celis Brewery
Celis Brewery, founded by Christine Celis in Austin, Texas, brews Belgian-style ales and other beers, including the original witbier that Pierre Celis brewed in Hoegaarden, Belgium. The brewery is an extension of the Celis family legacy and builds on the award-winning craft beer heritage for which the family is known. Connect with Celis Brewery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.