Beer is a big part of who we are at BJ’s, and each month our talented team of brewers will share their thoughts and insights into the wonderful world of beer in What’s Brewing at BJ’s.
Post Written By Alex Puchner on September 12th, 2022Alex Puchner | September 12th, 2022
BJ'S PUMPKIN ALE
Fall is here, and that means that our palates are beginning to crave certain flavors. One of the biggest of those flavors: PUMPKIN. Since the start of September we’ve seen all things pumpkin-spiced or pumpkin-infused: it’s in coffee, it’s in bread, it’s in pastries, it’s in ravioli, and of course, it’s in one of our most popular seasonal beers: BJ’s Pumpkin Ale. A great deal of excitement surrounds this seasonal favorite every year, and this year is no exception.
Post Written By Alex Puchner on July 19th, 2022Alex Puchner | July 19th, 2022
BJ'S YUZU THE DRAGON™ TART FRUIT BEER
In 2011, the BJ’s brewing team started an annual tradition of brewing a collaboration beer, teaming up with a pioneering American craft brewer or historic European brewer. The whole process is fun—from brainstorming over what to brew together to enjoying the fruits of our labor. The goal each time is to create a distinctive new beer that combines
Post Written By John “Toby” Oliver on May 23rd, 2022John “Toby” Oliver | May 23rd, 2022
BJ’s Nit Wit
While many associate Wheat Beers with Germany, the Belgians put their own spin on a beer incorporating wheat over 400 years ago—Witbier! This now traditional ale of moderate gravity and strength gained its defining characteristics not only from the copious use of wheat and Pilsner malts, but also from the additions of bitter orange peel and coriander. These additions accentuate the fruity aromas and spicy refreshing profile generated by the traditional Belgian yeast strain used to ferment one of our most awarded seasonal beers: BJ’s Nit Wit®.
Post Written By Aaron Stueck on April 26th, 2022Aaron Stueck | April 26th, 2022
2022 Zany Zitrus
always interesting to see how new beer styles evolve from their infancy, and the
New England-style IPA is no exception. At BJ’s it culminated in BJ’s Zany
Zitrus years ago, the bitter, clear West Coast IPA dominated the scene. But there were
whispers about flavorful, hoppy, cloudy beers coming from the East Coast. There
was a lot of gray area as to what these beers would become. Some people were
brewing Hefeweizens with lots of...
Post Written By Joe Baldwin on March 4th, 2022Joe Baldwin | March 4th, 2022
The Making of Prickly Pear Honey Wheat Ale
As the winter fades and spring draws near, the time to brew one of our favorite seasonal beers is upon us. Prickly Pear Honey Wheat Ale is back! This seasonal is an American style Wheat Ale that is dry-hopped with Loral hops and infused with the fruit of a prickly pear cactus.
Post Written By Aaron Stueck on July 8th, 2021Aaron Stueck | July 8th, 2021
OUR NEWEST SEASONAL BEER: MOUNTAIN HOP ALE™
For this year’s annual collaboration, the BJ's Brewing Team had the opportunity to work with one of the pioneers in craft beer, Sierra Nevada. When I was first told about this possibility, I was excited to say the least…
Post Written By Alex Puchner on May 13th, 2021Alex Puchner | May 13th, 2021
Celebrating 25 years of brewing with BJ’s Silver Bock
BJ’s Silver Bock™ is the beer our brewing team chose to celebrate a very special anniversary—25 years of brewing! It sure doesn’t feel like that long ago that we brewed our first batches of beer in Brea, California…
Post Written By Alex Puchner on March 1st, 2021Alex Puchner | March 1st, 2021
Introducing BJ's Brewhouse Beer Club
The new BJ’s Brewhouse Beer Club has been on my mind a lot lately, even in my dreams. Of course I’ve been thinking (and dreaming) about the beers, both upcoming releases and what we might add for next year and beyond…