Beer Alert – New Craft Pilsners, Summer Seasonals And Modern IPA’s

beer, Beer Alert – New Craft Pilsners, Summer Seasonals And Modern IPA’sSpring and summer offerings dominate our latest collection of new beers for 2018…And we’ve five exciting craft beer directions that you might want to chase down as we look to May.

Enjoying Great Divide’s Heyday (Denver, CO) – Great Divide Brewing has crafted a new IPA that doesn’t easily fit into the New-England, West-Coast, or classic styles…something they call a Modern IPA. Sporting a recipe that survived constant revisions and took more than a year to develop, Heyday Modern IPA is a bold 5.8% ABV India Pale Ale with subtle notes of tropical fruit, berry, and melon, and a ‘modern’ hop profile.

beer, Beer Alert – New Craft Pilsners, Summer Seasonals And Modern IPA’sFantastic Tartastic (Ft Collins, CO) – New Belgium has just introduced the latest release from their rotating Fruit Beer Series and its aroma alone is pure bliss in a bottle. Slightly tart and lightly sweet at the same time and an alternative to the sometimes to sweet Radler style, New Belgium Tartastic Strawberry Lemon is 4.2% ABV summertime refresher brewed with strawberry and lemon puree.

Smooth Sailing Drinking (Baltimore, MD) – Heavy Seas Beer Is returning a popular limited release with a new can design and new can wrap. Brewed with fresh lemon and orange peel, Heavy Seas Smooth Sail is a quaffable 4.5% ABV American Wheat Ale with a subtle citrus kick finish.

Virtual Brewing (Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing has just released a new IPA which incorporates first-use technology that extracts different qualities and complexities from otherwise familiar hops. Brewed with Incognito™ Mosaic and Citra hops, that reveal themselves in entirely new ways, Stone VirtuALE IPA is a 7.7% ABV liquid journey into the world of experimental hop technology.

beer, Beer Alert – New Craft Pilsners, Summer Seasonals And Modern IPA’sHammock And Fair Friendly (St. Paul, MN) – Summit Brewing is celebrating summer’s coming with the return of a special seasonal that uses all Minnesota ingredients. Brewed with locally sourced hops, malts and strawberries, and originally presented as a one-time-only beer for the 2017 Minnesota State Fair, Summit Lazy Sipper is a 4.8% ABV Blonde Ale with a gentle hop profile and complex malt notes of toast, breadcrumb, and graham cracker.

Taking A Flier (San Leandro, CA) – Having made its considerable name for crafting huge IPAs, rich barrel-aged stouts, and limited releases, Drake’s Brewing recently introduced a new year-round that you might find surprising. Inspired by a major migratory path for birds that extends from Alaska to Patagonia that’s known as the Pacific Flyway, Drake’s Flyaway Pils is a 4.5% ABV German-style Pilsner with a smart and uber-clean finish.

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