Summer is ON and American craft brewers are welcoming the warming weather with fun new variety packs that make buying beer in bulk cool again.
Tröegs Summer Better Variety 15-Pack
Hershey PA’s Tröegs Independent Brewing always delivers interesting variety packs, and their latest is very solid. Plus we like its amusing name (Summer Better, get it?) and that it’s a 15-Pack which is three beers better, right?
Tröegs latest features four of their most popular offerings (always an IPA or two) and something new that’s only available in this summertime package.
In addition to three dynamic IPAs the Summer Better 15-Pack skews to the lighter side of things and here’s how Tröegs explains them…
Perpetual IPA (7.5% ABV) – Artisanal meets mechanical in a state of IPA we call Perpetual. Cycling through our HopBack vessel and dry-hopping method, this bold Imperial Pale Ale emerges rife with sticky citrus rind, pine balm and tropical fruit. We taste: citrus, notes of pine, subtle grain
Sunshine Pilsner (4.5% ABV) – It takes the right ingredients, people and processes to nail the complex balance of two-row barley, zesty Saaz hops and lager yeast. Secondary fermentation creates natural carbonation that delivers soft notes of fresh-cut straw and flowering herbs. In the end, this bright and refreshingly clean American craft pilsner is our go-to when the sun is shining and makes us happy when skies are gray.
Perpetual Haze (7.5% ABV) – This beer combines the clean, crisp bitterness of a West Coast IPA and the softness of a hazy. Pale malts lay down an underlying complexity. Raw wheat, London 3 yeast and vigorous dry-hopping stir up a haze that cradles the citrusy hop combination. Front and center are Citra and Cashmere, unlocking juicy notes of orange, passionfruit and nectarine.
Summer’s Here Lager (4.2% ABV) – Bring on those summer vibes with this petite yet flavorful lager. Starting with pilsner malt and flaked rice, we employ krausening to lend a crisp finish and subtle fruity esters. Dry-hopping with Citra and Saaz unveils notes of bright citrus, lemon rind and flowering herbs. This beer is only available in this 15-pack.
Field Study IPA (6.5% ABV) – In the hop fields we daydream and study, and at the brewery we tinker and test. For Field Study, dry-hopping delivers notes of ripe grapefruit, mango, pear and melon. Add a backbone of local rustic pale malt, and Field Study is just what we were after: a slightly hazy yet bright summer daydream come true.
Hop Valley Stash Pack
Springfield, Oregon-based Hop Valley Brewing’s popular all-IPA Stash Pack has gotten a summer update which includes the addition of two new beers.
And here’s how Hop Valley describes what’s in its new updated variety pack…
- NEW: Stashadelica – For the beer drinker who likes something new – flaked oats and a new malt bill make this IPA a contemporary hit. In this remix of a classic, Hop Valley sampled the hop profile of Alphadelic IPA but added a smooth Cryo Hops® spin. (7.2% ABV)
- NEW: Stash Bandicoot – For those who like something fruity – Stash Bandicoot packs a punch with our stash of Citra®, Ahtanum®, and Chinook Cryo Hops®. Discover a juicy jungle with notes of apricots and red berries in this Hazy Imperial IPA. (8% ABV)
- The Bubble Stash – For that classic beer drinker – this beer has all the hop flavor without the bite. Bubble Stash is brewed exclusively with late additions of Mosaic Cryo Hops®, bringing a touch of dank resin and escalating Mosaic’s natural blueberry, tangerine, and stone fruit characteristics to new altitudes (6.2% ABV)
- Cryo Stash is the ~best of both worlds~ -an incredibly smooth ale that will saturate your senses with passion fruit, mango, and orange hop character that’s balanced by a candied cracker malt goodness. (8.7% ABV)
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