Summer’s just around the corner…And brewers are addressing things with a variety of interesting beer that you’re going to want to chase down.
First Friday Fuel (Kansas City, MO) – Boulevard Brewing has a new uber-limited First Friday release, a special line of small batch artisanal, barrel-fermented and wood-aged ales. Boulevard Hold The Pancakes is a massive 13.9% ABV multi-vintage blend of Imperial Brown Ales and Stouts, aged from 15 to 24 months in bourbon, rye and maple syrup-filled whiskey casks,
A Barrel-Aged Icon Gets Cult Wine Twist (Paso Robles, CA) – Firestone Walker has announced a new take on Parabola, the brewery’s most notorious bourbon barrel-aged stout. Napa Parabola is Firestone Walker’s legendary Imperial Stout aged in French oak red wine barrels from one of Napa Valley’s most prestigious cult wineries. (11.3% ABV)
Cigar City Skates (Tampa, FL) – Cigar City Brewing has announced the mass-market release of a beer that first debuted in 2018 to celebrate Skatepark of Tampa’s 25th anniversary. Sporting BIG lime leaf, Valencia orange and fresh cut grass aromatics, Cigar City After Sesh Ale is a 4.5% ABV citrusy refresher with light salinity, crisp bitterness and zesty carbonation.
You Do Voodoo (Fort Collins, CO) – New Belgium Brewing is celebrating summer with a new offering from its Voodoo Ranger Rotating IPA Series. With its sweet, slightly citrusy beginning that quickly gives way to a serious hop punch, Voodoo Ranger Juicifer IPA is an easy-drinking yet aggressive 7.7% ABV India Pale Ale ambitously fueled on Citra INCOGNITO, Galaxy and Chinook hops.
Blonde Ambition (Juneau, AK) – Alaskan Brewing refers to its latest summer seasonal as an ‘American classic,” and we can’t help but agree. Mildly hopped and tempered with wildflower honey, Alaskan Blonde Ale is a 5% ABV move away from bitterness and hoppy flavors, and towards smoothness and refreshment.