February is ON and American craft brewers are addressing things with exciting new beers you’re gonna want to have around.
Surf’s Up In Iowa (Iowa City, IA) – Big Grove Brewing has a new addition to their year-round portfolio that they hope will give fans of Blue Moon Belgian White and Leinenkugel’s Wheat, a locally brewed Iowa alternative. A refreshing new twist on the brewery’s award-winning wheat beers, Big Grove Citrus Surfer is a 4.8% ABV Witbier loaded with real orange and lemon citrus that is now available their Iowa City, Solon, and Des Moines taprooms with statewide distribution to follow.
“Although Iowa is not a state known for its surfing, Citrus Surfer represents that mentality and a laid-back approach to life and the moments it brings,” said Bryan Farrell, Director of Integrated Sales & Marketing. “Iowans love to seek out new experiences and travel, especially in the winter months.”
Double Trouble (Burlington, VT) – Switchback Brewing Co., home to Vermont’s best-selling craft beer, Switchback Ale has a new addition to their DIPA Cat Series that we’re excited about. With a label that celebrates New Zealand’s classic rite of passage, bungee jumping, as well as the county’s exotic Wai-iti hop, Switchback Wai-iti Cat is a 9.1% ABV India Pale Ale with a drop of tart sweetness that rebounds quick and fades away.
“While trekking in the mountains of New Zealand, I met a wonderful group of intrepid women who hiked with me and taught me all about New Zealand fauna and their pride in the globally renowned hops grown near their hometown,” says Brewmaster, Bill Cherry. “From there, the concept of “Wai-iti Cat” was born.”
Banned In Seven States (Boonville, CA) – Anderson Valley Brewing is celebrating things with the return of something HUGE. Aged in bourbon barrels for more than 12 months, Anderson Valley Huge Arker is a massive, yet surprisingly drinkable, 15.5% ABV Imperial Stout with a hefty malt backbone, layers of honey and molasses notes and hints of coffee, vanilla and dark fruits.
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