Summer will soon be a memory and American craft brewers are addressing the changing season with interesting new beer offerings you’re gonna want to have around.
Channel This! (Portland, OR) – The award-winning Von Ebert Brewing has a new addition to its Heritage Beer Series that sounds uber-interesting. Crafted with Brettanomyces and dry-hopped with Loral, Von Ebert Channel Capacity is a 4.1% ABV foudre-aged Farmhouse Lager with lemon pith and earthy coconut notes and a light toasty oak and spritzy character.
“To make Channel Capacity, we took a portion of mature beer from one of our beautiful foudres and dry-hopped it with Loral, a newer American hop that has flowery, citrus notes,” explained Jason Hansen, Lead Brewer & Blender, Von Ebert Glendoveer. “The hops combined nicely with the earthy funk from the Brett and oak-derived coconut flavors, contributing to an almost tropical drink experience. High carbonation makes this beer a refreshing complement to the approaching days of longer and brighter sunshine.”
Best Fest (Richmond, CA) – Although Oktoberfest is on hold again this year, East Brother Brewing is honoring the celebration with a beer style which was first introduced by Paulaner in the early twentieth century that became such a favorite with festival goers and brewers alike that by the 1990s it had replaced the traditional Märzen as the official Oktoberfest beer.
A deft balance of strength and drinkability with a finish that encourages drinking, East Brother Festbier is a 5.8% ABV smooth, clean, 5.8% ABV pale German lager with a moderately strong malty flavor and a light hop character.
Juiced (Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing has a new year-round and not surprisingly, it’s a hazy IPA. Brewed with a distinctive combination of fruity and tropical hops and described by its brewers as an “absolute juicy citrus bomb of a beer,” Stone Hazy IPA is a 6.7% ABV juicy India Pale Ale brimming with orange, lemon, melon, mango and pineapple notes.
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