Atwater celebrates Whango release with party Wednesday

The Detroit News

Got spring fever and yearn to get outside? It must be Whango season.

And since Whango mango wheat fruit ale from Atwater Brewery is available in bottles, it's even easier to taste the season.

Softly sweet and tropically aromatic, Whango is an American-style wheat beer similar but less yeasty than its German Weizen (or wheat ) cousins.

Atwater is hosting a Whango release party from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Slow's BBQ, with giveaways and raffle prizes.

Whango is Atwater’s popular seasonal beer, an American-style wheat beer that's less yeasty than its German Weizen cousins.

In 2016, the Whango product completely sold out a couple of months into its run.  For 2017, Atwater owner Mark Rieth committed to increasing production five-fold, although he said even much of this run is already committed to retail purchase orders, according to a release from the company.

In addition to its unique flavor, Whango also features unique packaging – a shaggy-haired surfer dude with only his paddleboard standing between him and the salmony/pinky/orangey/yellow Detroit skyline. (The paddleboard pays homage to their growing presence on the Belle Isle shoreline in Detroit; the colors pay homage to spring and summer, the brewery said in its release.)