Winter is ON but spring is coming and American craft brewers are addressing things with a full slate of new beer offerings to help you weather the transition.
Get Frucked (Orange County, CA) – The Bruery has just announced its first Frucht (amusingly pronounced “frucked”) Series release of 2022, a line of envelope-pushing wild ales that are unafraid to deliver the funk. Inspired by the heritage of Northern German brewers and the slightly tart beer typically served with fruit added in the glass, Bruery Frucht: Passion Fruit is a fruity and tart 5.1% ABV American Wild Ale brimming with tropical notes of passion fruit that perfectly complement the tart acidity the series is known for.
“Our Frucht series is truly unique in the beer world,” said Micah Rush, Production Supervisor at The Bruery Terreux, the home of The Bruery’s wild and sour program. “This Frucht has character in it from our very first batch years ago, and passion fruit is a perfect complement to the tart acidity and solid malt backbone of the beer.”
Flower Power (Salt Lake City, UT / Denver, CO) – . Epic Brewing’s Head Brewer Jordan Schupbach continues to push boundaries, and the brewery’s newest release is yet another example. Aged for months in oak foudres and doused with passion fruit puree before being mixed with a Belgian Golden Strong Ale and hibiscus, Epic Flower Power Sour is a 6.5% ABV wild blend that will be available at Epic’s taprooms in March, and shipped to select states in April.
Leinenkugel’s Releases First Sour Ale Ever (Chippewa Falls, WI) – It’s notable when a heritage brewery like Leinenkugel’s steps out of its comfort zone and their newest year round does that and delivers. Just tart enough to keep it interesting, but not overly sour, Leinenkugel’s Juicy Peach is a 4,4% ABV Sour Ale with light tart notes balanced with the refreshing sweet flavor of natural peaches.
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