Spring has sprung and American craft brewers are addressing things with exciting new beers you’re gonna want to have around.
Heady Stuff (Vista, CA / Nampa, ID) – Mother Earth Brewing is kicking off spring with a new addition their popular Project X Series. Crafted with a reckless abundance of Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops Mother Earth Head Case is a 7.2% ABV West Coast inspired Hazy IPA with a respectable, yet restrained bitterness that has become the hallmark of Project X releases of late.
“Combining modern hopping techniques along with the right yeast strain is critical to achieving the right balance of juicy-meets-clean,”’ said Mother Earth Director of Brewing Operations, Chris Baker. “Head Case is the first beer we’ve brewed to feature our new crop year of Citra and Galaxy. Then, of course, our house ‘Juice’ yeast strain is used to give the beer a nice full body while not being overly sweet like some can be.”
Breaking White (Portland, OR) – Breakside Brewery has a new addition to its year-round lineup that just might be the brewery’s most subtle and delicate packaged beer to date. A modern take on a classic European style, Breakside White is a 5.2% ABV Witbier soft notes of floral coriander, orange citrus, and lightly herbaceous and spicy hop character from Sterling, Hersbrucker, and Mt. Hood hops
“The Pacific Northwest has a long and proud history of brewing beautiful wheat beers,” said Ben Edmunds, Breakside Brewery’s Brewmaster. “In that spirit, and with fresh eyes and modern palates, we’ve retooled a recipe that’s been a standard on our summer menu for years.”
Munich Inspired (Lone Tree, CO) – Lone Tree Brewing has returned something special that’s perfect as we look to spring. Brewed with Noble hops and wheat, and fermented with Weihenstephan yeast, Lone Tree Hefeweizen is a 5.4% ABV Wheat Ale that Head Brewer Dennis O’Harrow designed to mimic the unfiltered wheat beers he enjoyed while traveling in Munich.
“It’s exciting when a time-honored style like this Hefeweizen made with traditional ingredients is top-performing in the modern-day Colorado craft beer market,” says Lone Tree Sales and Marketing Director Dennis Stack. “Consumers are asking for bright, easy drinking, low ABV beers in 2023— and this wheat ale is the answer.”
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