Sure it’s still winter. But spring’s not that far away and brewers are addressing this transition season with a variety of interesting offerings…And we’ve five new craft beer directions that you might want to chase down.
When Is A Milkshake IPA, Not A Milkshake IPA? (Atlanta, GA) – Monday Night Brewing has amazingly just brewed one that’s been filtered to crystal clarity…The result of the brewery’s effort to better the inherent instability found in the emerging style, Monday Night Slam Dunk is an orange Creamsicle-inspired 7.2% ABV Milkshake IPA, maxed-out on orange and vanilla.
Planet Guava (Portland, OR) – What was originally brewed for the 2018 Oregon Brewer’s Festival is now Ecliptic Brewing’s latest seasonal. Lightly hopped with Amarillo and Crystal and now scheduled for a mid-March release, Ecliptic Flamingo Planet is a 5.5% ABV easy drinking Blonde Ale that was brewed with guava.
Drafted (Asheville, NC) – Hi-Wire Brewing has a new “draft-only” beer that’s guaranteed to have us drinking out. The perfect balance of hops and malt, Hi-Wire Bohemian Lager is a 6.5% ABV special February release with rich notes of toasted hazelnut and a subtle roast flavor that finishes crisp and clean.
Victory Monkeys Around (Downingtown, PA) – Victory Brewing has a new year-round that’s an extension of their popular Golden Monkey brand. Building on the success of the brewery’s Golden Monkey and Sour Monkey variations, Victory Twisted Monkey is a lower, easier drinking 5.8% ABV take on the original Belgian-style Blonde Ale, this time infused with mango.
Get Juiced (San Diego, CA) – AleSmith Brewing has announced a new addition to its year-round portfolio that, given its hazy nature, will probably surprise no one. Pumped with intense notes of tangerine, blueberry, bubblegum, and tropical fruits and boldly unfiltered, AleSmith Juice Stand is a 6.7% ABV Hazy IPA with a smooth malt character, and a soft bitterness.