2023 is ON and American craft brewers are addressing the new year with exciting new beers you’re gonna want to have around.
Get Jacked (Venice, CA) – One of Firestone Walker’s most legendary beers which won a Gold medal in the GABF’s American-Style Black Ale category in 2020 returns for a seasonal run and is getting its first nationwide distribution since it was originally retired in late 2016.
A unique twist on the Cascadian Dark Ale style, Firestone Walker Wookey Jack is award-winning 8.3% ABV Black Rye IPA with a big, toasty malted rye profile and a balanced bite on the finish. The latest edition remains faithful to the original recipe, which includes loads of pearled dark malts with rye adding a rustic grain element. The hops are dank, sticky Citra and pungent Amarillo, both of which are incorporated into a massive dry-hop regimen.
Savory & Sobering (Denver, C)) – Non-Alcoholic beers have come a long way’s since your uncle used to order an O’Doul’s. And now there’s a non-alcoholic lager that beat out 130 other NA beer companies and was awarded the Gold Medal for the Non-Alcoholic Beer category at the 2022 World Beer Cup Awards.
With less than 0.5% ABV, 0 grams of sugar and just 60 calories per serving Gruvi Golden is an award-winning Lager with a honey, citrus and mosaic hop profile, a mild bitterness and clean finish.
“What makes this beer so special is its lengthy and unique brewing process” says Niki Sawni, Gruvi co-founder, “From grain to glass, this beer takes almost 8 weeks and is one of the only craft non-alcoholic beers that go through a full largering.”
Tempting (Dallas, TX) – Lakewood Brewing is a family-owned, independent craft brewery making seriously fun beer just outside of Dallas… Lakewood exploded onto the DFW brewing scene in 2012 and became famous for its Temptress Imperial Milk Stout, the best-selling stout in all of Texas. And they’ve a new Temptress variation which is outstanding.
From its thick milk chocolate head to its rich complex body, Lakewood Nitro Temptress is a 9.1% ABV Imperial Milk Stout with an even creamier mouthfeel than usual thanks to a welcome infusion of nitrogen gas which enriches everything.
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