Summer is ON! And American craft brewers are addressing the warm weather with interesting new beer offerings you’re gonna want to have around.
Amber Waves At Play (Chico, CA) – Sierra Nevada Brewing takes its Oktoberfest beer, which is different every season, seriously. And this year’s release is a departure from the brewery’s recent Oktoberfest offerings which have been more in the style of modern fest biers, such as Helles bock. Darker and significantly more malt-forward Sierra Nevada’s 2021 Oktoberfest is a 5.5% ABV Amber Märzen with a sweet maltiness that is offset by a delicate hop bitterness.
“The beer has a malty sweetness with a little bit of herbal, floral hop presence, and the bitterness levels are just right to balance the malt character for drinkability,” says Scott Jennings, Innovation Brewmaster at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. He adds, “it’s a substantial beer but it’s really, really drinkable.”
Sun Lit (Indianapolis, IN) – Sun King Brewery has a new addition to its Sunlight Cream Ale variations, that’s available as part of this summer’s Sunlight Cream Ale Party Pack. Sun King Watermelon Sunlight Cream Ale is a 5.3% ABV Cream Ale with a juicy fresh watermelon flavor, a smooth malt character and crisp clean finish.
Get Lade (San Diego, CA) – AleSmith Brewing has returned a popular limited release with a robust aroma reminiscent of marmalade. Crafted with Aloha and Sabro hops, AleSmith Tropical Marmalade Hazy IPA is a 7.1% ABV India Pale Ale that is available in select markets starting in July and will become more widely available from October through the end of 2021.
Juice Bomb Alert (Columbus, OH) – BrewDog USA has a popular Hazy IPA that is currently available as part of its Summer Mixed Pack. Crafted with oats and wheat and dry-hopped for a full-on juicy blast, BrewDog Hazy Jane is a 7.2% ABV New England-Style IPA that is low on bitterness, high on haze and hopped out of its mind.
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