Leinenkugel’s is bringing back its award-winning Sunset Wheat beer for a limited time
Alexa, play "Reunited."
If you've been missing Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat, you won't be for much longer.
After four years, Leinie's is bringing it back for a limited time, according to a news release. Why? "Fans have been telling us for years that they want to see it back on shelves."
Sunset Wheat is a Belgian-style witbier that features notes of orange and blueberry, and has a tart, citrusy finish, its product description says .
In 2006, the beer won silver at the Great American Beer Festival and bronze at the World Beer Cup in the Herb and Spice category.
Some reasons supporters gave for signing : The beer tastes like Fruity Pebbles, it's their favorite and they miss it.
One endorser who called it "the greatest beer of all time" wrote: "My life is ruined because I can no longer have it." Another commented that they used to drive two hours to get it.
"Leinenkugel’s is always listening to our fans and trying to make their desires a reality," a news release said. "And now, we’ve made it happen."
Leinenkugel's, which was founded in Chippewa Falls in 1867, is the nation's seventh-oldest operating brewery, according to a previous Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report . Its brands are part of Tenth and Blake, which is the Molson Coors U.S. craft beer division.
In addition to its Chippewa Falls brewery, Leinenkugel's also operates a brewery in Milwaukee.
When, how you can get Sunset Wheat
Sunset Wheat will be available beginning Aug. 15 in stand-alone packs throughout the Great Lakes Region and included in the Lodge Variety Pack nationwide, according to a news release.
For more information, visit leinie.com/beer/sunset-wheat .
Release party at Leinie Lodge
If you can't wait until Aug. 15 to taste the beloved beer again, Leinie Lodge in Chippewa Falls is hosting a Sunset Wheat Release Party at 5 p.m. Thursday.
"Tap and taste the first keg of our hibernated Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat," the brewing company's website said .
There will be live music, food trucks, prizes and "plenty" of Sunset Wheat.
Tickets, which cost $15, include entry and three pints, according to the website. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.
One fan will win $10K, trip to Wisconsin
Leinenkugel’s is celebrating Sunset Wheat's return by awarding a fan $10,000 and a trip to Wisconsin to be their "Sunset Streamer," according to a news release.
To apply, people must:
- Follow Leinenkugel’s on Instagram.
- Make a video, one minute or less, explaining "why they are the ultimate fan of the Wisconsin sunset and Sunset Wheat."
- Post that video on their public Instagram account.
- Tag @Leinenkugel’s and also hashtag #sunsetstreamer and #contest.
The contest runs through Aug. 18. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and be a U.S. resident.
The winner will be compensated $10,000 and also get a Labor Day Weekend trip to Wisconsin, where they will watch a sunset and livestream it from the brewery's Instagram handle.
For the contest's official rules and more details, visit promorules.com/PL018134 .
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