These are no longer normal times…So why drink something normal especially in 2021?
A Big Bicentennial Barleywine (Indianapolis, IN) – Sun King Brewery is celebrating its home city’s bicentennial with has a HUGE new limited release which was inspired by the Applejack cocktail that thrived back in the 19th century. Aged for over nine months in Old Hamer Bourbon barrels, Sun King 200 is an 8.5% ABV English-Style Barleywine that’s infused with apples and cider and smoked bourbon sugar from Kentucky.
Glacial Pils Chills (San Francisco, CA) – Anchor Brewing is celebrating its 125th anniversary with its own unique take on a classic style. Brewed with crystal clear water from the glacial Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite, Anchor Crisp Pilsner is a bright and 5% ABV American Lager with a brilliantly clear appearance and refreshing profile.
Award Winning (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 successful. Malt-forward yet dry, Von Ebert Vienna Lager is a copper-colored 4.8% ABV Austrian-Style Lager that was awarded a gold medal winner at the 2020 Oregon Beer Awards.
Train In Vrain (Longmont, CA) – One of Left Hand Brewing’s most critically acclaimed ales has transitioned from an occasional “bomber” bottle release to a year-round offering. Named after the river that was responsible for Longmont’s great flood in 2013, Left Hand St Vrain Triple is a 9.3% ABV Belgian-Style Golden Ale with rich herbal and floral aromatics, a subtle malt sweetness and a warm spice and fruit character.
“St. Vrain is all about the spicy and fruity Belgian yeast,” says Jeff Joslin, Director of Brewing Operations at Left Hand. “The hops are late in the boil and support the yeast; the grain bill is mostly Pilsner malt to make the beer pale, bright, and beautiful. What you have is a classic beer that overflows with banana, clove, apple, and honey aromas.”
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