2021, hopefully a better year, is officially ON. And we’ve some fun new beer releases to pair with your weekend.
Green With Envy (Longmont, CO) – If ever there was an American craft brewery whose reputation was deservedly built on the back of a stout, it’s Longmont, Colorado’s award-winning Left Hand Brewing. And with St. Patrick’s Day returning on March 17 they’ve a new limited release variation for the holiday.
Pumped out of its mind on lactose (the milk sugar that gives this beer its appealing creaminess), and on the nitrogen that ensures its deep rich head, Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout Nitro Green is 6% ABV classic we’ve all enjoyed, this time with special green packaging.
“Milk Stout Nitro has long been the craft beer of choice for St. Patrick’s Day,” says Jason Ingram, National Sales Director at Left Hand. “As most of us continue to celebrate holidays a little differently, there’s no better way to bring a taste of our favorite holiday home.”
A Chill Pilsner Returns (Portland, OR) – Since opening in 2018, the award-winning Von Ebert Brewing has released several different pilsner variations, and now they’ve returned one of their most popular.
Crafted with Tettnang and Hallertau Select hops to push the herbal notes forward more while also maintaining a nice, citrusy undertone, Von Ebert Alemanian Pils is a 4.8% ABV Pilsner that uses a unique lager yeast strain that originated in a Bavarian monastery brewery.
“Alemania is Spanish for Germany,” remarked Sean Burke, head brewer, Von Ebert Glendoveer. With this beer, our intent in trying new things was to create something new. This is our different take on a German pilsner, so we felt like the name should reflect a different way of looking at Germany. This turned out to be a beautiful beer and Spanish is a beautiful language.”
Respecting Your Elders (St Paul, MN) – Summit Brewing is returning an IPA that’s exclusive to its Summit Mixed Pack IPA Edition. Crafted with whole Elderflowers and a smart menu of Rakau, Bru 1 and Motueka hops, Summit Elderflower IPA is a boldly unfiltered 6.2% ABV India Pale Ale with rich lavender, honeydew and bubble gum notes.
Everyday Beer (Longmont, CO) – Oskar Blues Brewery has a new addition to its year-round portfolio that’s made for “everyday drinking,” the kind of beer brewed for pairing with another. Crafted using German lagering techniques honed for the brewery’s Slow Chill Lager Series, Oskar’s Lager is an ultra-crisp, uber-smooth, 4.2% ABV Lager with only 95 calories and 2.5 carbs per 12oz can.
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