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Celis Brewery Reintroduces Celis Raspberry After 24 Years

Celis Brewery Reintroduces Celis Raspberry After 24 Years

Celis Brewery in Austin, Texas has announced the return of Celis Raspberry after 24 years of hibernation. This delightfully spritzy Belgian-style fruited brew joins Celis White Witbier, which was canned for the first time in the brewery's history two weeks ago. The full release from Celis is below:

AUSTIN, Texas (March 21, 2018) — 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.