Memorial Day is the one day every year when America stops to remember its fallen men and women who heroically served in our Armed Forces. It also marks the unofficial start of summer – a time for cookouts – and friends and family getting together over food and drinks. So you’re gonna need beer…And here are some great new craft beer variety packs that are making buying in bulk cool again!
Flying Dog Variety Pack
Frederick Maryland-based Flying Dog a masters when it comes to putting together sampler 12-packs. Their recent Heat Series Hot Box was awesome and their Craft Beer & Cookies holiday package is always a good time.
Flying Dog’s current variety pack (they’re always changing them up) includes Numero Uno, an agave lager, Bloodline, a blood orange ale, Snake Dog IPA and their classic Belgian IPA, Raging Bitch.
Firestone Walker Hoppy Pack
Firestone Walker is one of the breweries out there that are making craft beer 12-packs that matter and latest variety sampler celebrates the brewery’s savvy hop-instincts and Pale Ales in all their variations.
Pairing classics with rarer offerings, Hoppy Pack features their award-winning Union Jack (a defining West Coast IPA), the sessionable Easy Jack IPA, Pale 31, and an addition from Firestone Walker’s evolving Luponic Distortion Series which is a very cool choice on their part, that geeks things up considerably!
Brooklyn Box Set
Brooklyn Brewery’s variety pack is a Brooklyn primer on beers that seem all that more essential with summer’s arrival – and it’s as strategic as it is adventuresome.
On the traditional side the Brooklyn Box Set features their 5.1% ABV Brooklyn Pilsner and their award-winning Brooklyn Lager – both “go-to” barbeque beers.
But they also included the brewery’s Sorachi Ace, a lemon verbena and citrus tinged Farmhouse Saison that’s very much a cult fav, and Brooklyn Naranjito a fruit-forward 4.5% ABV American Pale Ale with a decidedly refreshing finish.
21St Amendment Variety 15-pack
21st Amendment is upping their commitment to variety packs by 3 – and we predict this 15 trend in variety 15 packs is only going to grow. (Founder’s introduced an “All Day IPA” 15-pack last year but it’s not a sampler).
Primed and perfect for Memorial Day, 21st Amendment’s brilliant sampler includes Hell or High Water, Blah, Blah, Blah IPA, El Sully Mexican Lager, Down to Earth Session IPA and their terrific Brew Free! Or Die IPA.