With Memorial Day now in the rear view mirror, summer is ON! And American craft brewers are addressing the season with intriguing new offerings you’re gonna want to have around.
Lemon Aid (Princeton, CA) – Northern California’s Farmers Brewing, a true “farm to glass” brewery, is returning one of its most popular summer seasonals. Bright, light and immensely approachable, Farmers Summer Kickback is a 5% ABV unfiltered lager that is crafted with a subtle addition of lemon zest.
Park Pass (Lewiston, ME) – Baxter Brewing has a new addition in their Maine State Parks Series that was recently featured along with the brewery on Good Morning America’s “Rise and Shine” morning segment. Named after the Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site in New Harbor, Maine, Baxter Colonial Pemaquid Honey Blonde is a crisp and refreshing 4.8% ABV limited release with sweet honey and orange blossom notes and a finish that lingers. And a portion of the proceeds from sales will go directly to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry which services the state’s dramatic parks.
Fresh Brewed In Ohio (Columbus, OH) –BrewDog has crafted what may be the most seamlessly fruit-infused IPA we’ve ever tried and thanks to brewery in Ohio, is now widely available in the US. BrewDog Elvis Juice is a 6.5% ABV grapefruit-infused American IPA with a bitter edge that might push your citrus tolerance to the brink if it wasn’t tethered to a sturdy deep caramel malt backbone that prevents the full frontal fruit overload that mars so many tropical fruit-forward India Pale Ales.
Hop Attack! (Portland, OR) – Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), the first B Corp brewery in the Pacific Northwest, has a new addition to its fruited sour line that absolutely nails it. Crafted with ruby red prickly pears, HUB Cactus Attactus is a 5.3% ABV Kettle Sour with bright melon and lemony citrus notes.
Now In The N/A Corner (Calgary, Canada) – With more craft breweries than ever before brewing serious non-alcohol beer, ACB is expanding our coverage to include new NA beers that matter. And Partake Brewing has year-round Blonde Ale that does the style right. Bubbly, balanced and completely buzz-free, Partake Blonde is a full-bodied refresher that pleasures the tongue but won’t muddy your head.
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