August Is ON and American craft brewers are addressing things with a full slate of new beers you’ll want to have around.
You Pick (Bucks County, PA) – Neshaminy Creek Brewing has a tasty summer seasonal that was inspired by the brewery’s many trips to Yakima Valley and brewed in collaboration with Yakima Chief Hops. Crafted with some of their favorite varietals including Citra, Simcoe, Idaho 7, Cryo Columbus and HBC586, a newer experimental hop, Neshaminy Creek Pick Window is a 7% ABV American IPA that captures that perfect moment when the hops are at their prime.
“Pick Window is an exceptional beer and Yakima Chief Hops’ expertise is second to none,” said Neshaminy Creek Head Brewer Jason Ranck. It is an incredible experience visiting family-owned hop farms during harvest season. We wanted to create a beer that brings you to that pivotal moment before it slips away.”
Sober And Savory (Denver, C)) – Non-Alcoholic beers have come a long way 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 58 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.”
Put A Shine In That Stein (Longmont, CO) – Like it or not, summer’s waning and Oktoberfest season not that far away and Left Hand Brewing has just the right thing for that transition. Dry, spicy, yet approachable, Left Hand Oktoberfest is a 6.6% ABV Märzen Ale that balances malt-driven notes of bread crust, biscuit and toasted pretzel with just the right amount of noble hop character. Prost!