Yep, it’s already May. And American craft brewers are addressing things with a full slate of new beers you’re gonna want to chase down.
Solarized (Blaine, MN) – Invictus Brewing has a new summer release that celebrates the brewery’s new rooftop solar array and educates people that there’s still plenty of sunshine to harvest. Invictus 1.7 Million Megawatts is a 5% ABV Summer Ale that was crafted with a touch of local honey harvested from pollinator-friendly solar farms.
“We founded Invictus Brewing with the mission of making great beer and being good stewards of our environment,” said Previn Solberg, Invictus Brewing founder and CEO. “With this beer, we’re celebrating how easy our electric cooperative, Connexus Energy, made it to go solar — and we want people to know there’s plenty of beer and sunshine to go around.”
A Punch Play (St Louis, MO) – — Schlafly Beer has announced the release of a new seasonal beer, its first new summer style in many years. Schlafly Hazy Punch IPA is a 6% ABV India Pale Ale punch brewed with hops that lend a juiciness to the brew which is further amplified by the addition of Cara Oranges and pineapple.
“This beer is several years in the making and has quite the backstory on Schlafly’s efforts to stay at the forefront of new and experimental hops,” said Schlafly Lead Brewer Jared Williamson. “It features the newest hop variety from Australia, Eclipse, and the yet to be named experimental hop HBC-586 from Yakima, along with well-known Citra and Mosaic. The flavor bursting hops offer juicy notes of mandarin and other citrus flavors.”
Darkness, Darkness(Framingham, MA) – Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing, an environmentally-conscience, awarding-winning craft brewery that sees beer as a way of bringing people together, has a popular deep dark year-round that satisfies without being too heavy.
Brewed with custom roasted malt menu from Valley Malt in Hadley, Massachusetts, Exhibit ‘A’ Briefcase Porter is a 5.4% ABV American Porter with toasted dark bread and nutty aromas and dark chocolate and coffee notes that linger.
Available to ship DTC from their website to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia, DC, Nebraska and Pennsylvania this is a beer that you want to have around as we head into summer.