Summer’s closing in on us…And brewers are addressing things with a variety of interesting beer offerings that you’re going to want to chase down.
A River North Hop Bomb Debuts On Memorial Day (Denver, CO) – This Memorial Day, the River North Brewery will introduce the newest addition to its lineup of year-round, Colorado-only canned offerings. Inspired by Colorado’s outdoor adventure tradition and brewed with Simcoe, Centennial and Falconer’s Flight hops, River North Fifteener Double IPA is 10% ABV West Coast-Style” hop bomb” with just enough late-addition of the ‘wicked weed’ to give it a nouveau twist.
Bear Republic Faces A Challenge (Cloverdale, CA) – Bear Republic Brewing has a new Challenge Series release, an innovative line of beers crafted to navigate modern taste trends. With its sturdy malt base led by 2-row, Pilsner, wheat that are turbocharged by late additions of Amarillo, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra and Cascade hops, Bear Republic #06 Smells Like Citrus IPA is a is a 7% ABV India Pale Ale that smells and tastes like citrus. The Challenge Series will have a new beer release every 30-45 days, each release will have unique art to complement the small batch recipe of the liquid inside.
Not Bitter About It (Juneau, AK) – Alaskan Brewing has a new summer seasonal that’s not bitter about anything. Mildly hopped and tempered with wildflower honey, Alaskan Blonde Ale is a 5% ABV ale that takes a smooth step away from bitterness and embraces refreshment.
Things Turn Sour In Bend (Oregon) – Bend Brewing, who is hosting its 2nd Annual Sour Fest on Saturday May 18, has a new Sour Collection offering that’s pucker-ready. Brewed with fresh lemon zest that is added in the whirlpool before massive amounts of raspberry puree are added to the fermenter, Bend Razztafari is a 5% ABV Sour Ale that is sweet, tart and refreshing, all at the same time.