2023 is ON and American craft brewers are addressing the new year with exciting new beers you’re gonna want to have around.
New Dead Guy In Town (Newport, OR) – Rogue Ales has just released the first of what will be a family of beers built around their legendary Dead Guy Ale, an Amber Lager which has enjoyed a 30 year run at the brewery. And maybe not all that surprisingly it’s an IPA.
With its rich copper appearance and bright tropical aroma, Rogue Dead Guy IPA is a complex 7% ABV West Coast-Style India Pale Ale with a subtle malt body that’s (how can we put it?), “dead on arrival.”
“Dead Guy Ale has been our flagship beer for 30 years for a reason,” says Dharma Tamm, Rogue President. “It’s an amazing beer that is malt forward yet slightly bitter and happens to have my favorite graphics in beer. We knew we wanted to create an IPA worthy of the Dead Guy name for all the Dead Guy Ale, but this was no easy feat. It took years of trials, but we believe we have done it, and we couldn’t be prouder to start the year by introducing Dead Guy IPA.”
The Official Beer of Relaxation (Asheville, NC) – 2023 is all about taking it easy and Hi-Wire Brewing has a new beer for that. Brewed with pure North Carolina mountain water and 100% barley (translation: no rice), Hi-Wire Leisure Time Lager is a smooth and crisp 5% ABV refresher that’s available now in 16oz cans.
“Leisure Time is for craft beer and import fans who want a super clean and drinkable local lager at a price lower than most craft,” said Hi-Wire co-owner, Chris Frosaker. In our original business plan, one of the ways we wanted to differentiate ourselves was to lead with a light lager,” Frosaker said. “It’s been ten years since then, but we never felt the market was ready to embrace a widely distributed craft lager until now.
Stout Stuff ( Salt Lake City / Denver) – Epic Brewing Utah’s first brewery since prohibition to brew exclusively high alcohol content beer has returned its Big Bad Baptist Stout Series for 2022. And while all this year’s variations are worth your time, there’s one in particular that you definitely need to try. Aged to perfection in whiskey barrels with coffee and cacao, Big Bad Baptist Barrel Strength 2022 is a MASSIVE 13.3% ABV Imperial Stout that will not disappoint.
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