Spring has sprung and American craft brewers are addressing things with exciting new beers you’re gonna want to have around.
Wheaties (Ashville, NC) – One of the Southeast’s fastest-growing independent craft breweries, Hi-Wire Brewing, has a new addition to its year-round portfolio that was one of the few beer styles that grew last year (and, no it isn’t a Hazy IPA). Crafted and brewed in Western North Carolina, Hi-Wire Mountain Wheat is a 5.3% ABV Wheat Ale with hints of lemon and citrus, thanks to the late addition of lemon peel and coriander.
“Wheat beers were one of the only craft styles to grow share in 2022,” said Hi-Wire co-owner Chris Frosaker. “With few options brewed in the Carolinas, we feel this is the perfect time to throw our hat in the ring for this extremely approachable style.”
Brewed In The Midwest (Cincinnati, OH) – Braxton Brewing has a new addition to its portfolio that embraces a more traditional craft beer style that sometimes gets forgotten. With a deep golden hue, and a body that’s as sharp as it is smooth, Braxton Spur is a 4% ABV American Amber Lager that’s as approachable as it is unabashedly malt-forward.
“We absolutely believe Spur is an American Lager that is representative of what consumers are looking for right now,” says Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing Co. “This is going to hit consumers right away as the ideal beer, because it’s lighter, no nonsense and takes us all back to what the beer drinker wants and expects from an American lager. One sip of Spur and you realize why you originally fell in love with craft beer in the first place.”
Never-Ending Saga (St Paul, MN) – Summit Brewing has updated the imaging and packaging on the second most popular beer in their long and storied history. Named after the Norse Goddess Sága, drinking companion of the God Odin, Summit Sága IPA is a 6.3% ABV India Pale Ale a divine tropical fruit hop aroma and clean, assertive bitterness.
“Sága originally got its name because of the journey it took to discover it,” Summit Founder & President Mark Stutrud said. “When we dug a bit deeper, we found that Sága was not only Odin’s drinking buddy, but the Goddess of prophecy and wisdom and was said to have inspired storytellers and poets.”
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