Beer Alert – New Summer Blonde Ales, Fruit Sours And IPA’s

Summer’s almost here…And brewers are addressing things with interesting beer offerings that you’re going to want to chase down.

New Beer Series Inspired Walt Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’ (Comstock, MI) – Bell’s Brewery has announced a new line of seven beers released about every two months and inspired by Walt Whitman’s literary classic. Each new beer will be named after and inspired by one of Whitman’s poems as well as the season. And the first beer Bell’s Song of Myself is a 6.5% ABV German-inspired American IPA that’s May release was timed to coincide with Whitman’s 200th birthday.

Berliner Wise (Washington, DC) – DC Brau will be taking the Berliner Weisse to a whole new level this Saturday May 18th with a puckering brewhouse-only release. Brewed with Chico yeast and Falconers Flight hops and bucketsful of dried lemon peel and lemon puree, DC Brau Lavender Lemonade Berliner Weisse is a 4.5% ABV summer sour ale with a vibrant floral label design by local DC watercolor Illustrator Marcella Kriebel.

Atomic Blonde (Juneau, AK) – Alaskan Brewing refers to its latest seasonal as an ‘American classic,’ and they could be right. Subtly hopped and sweetened ever so slightly with wildflower honey, Alaskan Blonde Ale is a 5% ABV refresher that’s a departure from bitterness and hoppy flavors so common in beers today.

Black Pearl Sees Another Release (Kihei, HI) – Maui Brewing has returned an uber-limited release that serious beer freaks covet.  Maui Black Pearl is a MASSIVE 12.3% ABV Imperial Coconut Porter aged in Rum, Woodford Reserve, Heaven Hill, Four Roses Bourbon and Brandy barrels and delicately matured on toasted coconut chips.

Panga Drops In The US  (San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua) – Nicaragua Craft Beer Co., the first craft brewery in the country, is expanding distribution of one of its most popular flagship beers to 12 states in the US this month. Boldly unfiltered and crisp golden-colored, Panga Drops is a 6.5% ABV Keller Pils that’s available now in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island and South Carolina.

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