Weyerbacher had previously used the NATO phonetic alphabet to name their Brewers' Select beers. After reaching the end of the alphabet, they decided to start using Northern Hemisphere constellations (in alphabetical order, of course), to represent their one-off beers.
Why not learn a little astronomy while enjoying some (hopefully) fantastic beer? Here are some facts about the Canis Minor constellation, followed by some notes on the Canis Minor beer!
Canis Minor (constellation) (from Top Astronomer)
- In Latin, Canis Minor can be translated to "Lesser Dog"
- Along with Canis Major (Greater Dog), they are said to be following Orion
- Canis Minor is home to 2 bright stars
- Alpha Canis Minoris, also known as Procyon
- 7th brightest star in the sky
- a binary star system (apparently there are lots of opportunities for a Tatooine out there)
- 11.41 light years from Earth
- Beta Canis Minoris, also known as Gomesia
- hot B8 class star (2 to 16 times the mass of our Sun)
- 6.9% ABV
- Brewed with Pils, Wheat and Carapils malts
- Apollo, Perle and Brambling Cross hops were added
- Fermented with Belgian and French yeast strains
- Weyerbacher tasting notes: grapefruit nose and a spicy, herbal, dry finish
|Weyerbacher Canis Minor, 6.9% ABV Saison|
Check out my posts on some other Weyerbacher Brewers' Select beers:
Aries (Blend of Imperial Pumpkin / Old Heathen)
Auriga (American Stout)
Bootes (American Strong Ale)
Camelopardalis (Belgian-style Imperial IPA)
Canes Venatici (Maibock)