3 Not Normal Beers For The New Normal

, 3 Not Normal Beers For The New Normal

(Courtesy Founders Brewing)

These are no longer normal times…So why drink something normal?

And we’ve more new releases that pair smartly with COVID-19 drinking games.

Mothership Day (Grand Rapids, MI) – Founders Brewing has a new addition to its Mothership Series, a line of ultra-limited small batch beers that were originally only available at the Founders taprooms. Aged for more than a year in specially curated tequila barrels with sweet and tart raspberries, Founders Blushing Monk is 10.8% ABV Belgian-Style Ale with a deep oak complexity and nectar-like finish.

“We found out that fruit beers in tequila barrels worked out pretty well during our Más Agave trials a few years back,” said Brewmaster, Jeremy Kosmicki. “It seemed pretty logical to experiment with some of our other full-flavored fruit creations and Blushing Monk immediately came to mind.”

Not Normal (Asheville, NC) – Hi-Wire Brewing has a new July release that absolutely wows! Brewed using massive amounts of mango and pineapple during secondary fermentation and super bright Citra hops, Hi-Wire Tropi-WOW! is an 11.3% ABV Imperial Golden Ale with tropical fruit tones.

, 3 Not Normal Beers For The New Normal

A Snow Ball (Baltimore, MD) – On Friday July 24thHeavy Seas Beer will be releasing a new 15 Barrel Brewhouse exclusive inspired by Baltimore’s famous flavored crushed ice treat, the Skylite Snoball. Available on draft as well as in 4-packs of 16oz cans, Heavy Seas Bmore Skylite Snoball is a 5.5% ABV Hazy Pale Ale with fruity, raspberry, blueberry and melon notes offset by a surprisingly dry finish.

“We used El Dorado and Mosaic hops, which are notoriously fruity in aroma,” said Heavy Seas Brewmaster Chris Leonard. “To complete the illusion, we used blueberry and raspberry juice, along with some “secret ingredients,” to create an aromatic, hazy azure brew with a dry finish.”

The Bmore Snoball label artwork was designed by local Baltimore artist, Chris Gipple, of Nightshift Creative, who also designed Heavy Seas’ 24 Anniversary beer label this past December. All the taproom exclusive beer labels will be designed by Chris in 2020.

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