Summer is ON! And brewers are addressing the season with intriguing new offerings you might want to chase down this weekend.
Bros Bo (Richmond, CA) – East Brother Beer Co. is a San Francisco Bay area brewery which was founded by two friends and excels at brewing classic styles. And they’ve a great lager that absolutely nails it. Crafted using a deft medley of Styrian, Aurora and Tettnanger hops, East Brother Bo Pils is a 5% ABV Bohemian-Style Pilsner with a clean finish with understated hoppiness.
Soul Shakedown (Indianapolis, IN) –Sun King Brewery, the second-largest craft brewery in Indiana, and winner of the most GABF medals of all individual breweries in 2020, has a huge new limited release that starts with the brewery’s popular Scotch Ale. A Bronze Medal winner in the Classic Styles category at the 2014 Festival of Barrel-Aged Beer, Sun King Soul Shakedown Party is an enormous 14.1 ABV Wee-Heavy Ale that was deftly-aged in rum barrels.
Tripling Down On Cinnamon (Denver, Co) – Cinnamon is a great addition to many things: coffee, tea, any kind of baked goods like cinnamon rolls (obviously) and now River North Brewery is extending the possibilities to its bestselling whiskey-barrel aged stout. Debuting on July 31, River North Triple Cinnamon Mr. Sandman is a silky-smooth 11% ABV Imperial Stout that has been brewed with three varieties of cinnamon sourced from the far corners of the world: Sri Lankan Ceylon, Vietnamese Cassia, and Indonesian Korintje.
Grapefruit Infused (Columbus, OH) – BrewDog USA has fruit-forward year-round that was first introduced in 2015 and is currently available as part of its new Summer Mixed Pack. 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.
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