Summer is fleeting and American craft brewers are addressing things with intriguing new beers you’re gonna want to have around this weekend.
The Devil Made Us Do It (Rio Grande, NJ) – Cape May Brewing’s Friday releases are always worth a trip to the Jersey Shore, and this weekend’s new beer is no exception. With a nuanced complexity that begins with specially curated Belgian yeast, Cape May Devil’s Reach is an 8.6% ABV Belgian-Style Ale with a fruity and light character that belies its high octane head.
A Tall Order (San Francisco, CA) – More drinkers’ than ever are craving beers with big hoppy flavors and a punched up alcohol content, and 21st Amendment Brewing is answering that call with a new addition to their IPA family that’s exclusively available in 19.2oz cans, and on draft. Described by the brewery as a “gravity- defying” year-round, 21st Amendment Tall Hat Imperial IPA is a 9% ABV India Pale Ale boasting a gravitational pull of bright malt flavors layered with a firm bitterness and amplified with grapefruit, tangerine and stone fruit hop aromas.
“This was a fun beer to work up and create and play with ingredients that give Tall Hat a brighter flair,” Shaun O’Sullivan, Co-Founder and Brewmaster at 21st Amendment Brewery, said. “We’re adding light Munich malt and a touch of rice supporting the three-way punch with Centennial, Mosaic and Comet hops; oozing with zesty grapefruit and tangerine aromas.”
Drop Everything! (Normal, IL) – With more craft breweries than ever before brewing serious non-alcoholic beer, ACB has expanded its coverage to include new NA beers that matter. And Big Drop Brewing, a UK headquartered non-alcoholic brewery that also contact brews its beers for the US at the Destihl Brewery in Illinois, matters.
Judged Best NA Pale Ale by America’s Test Kitchen, Big Drop Pine Trail Pale is an award-winning buzz-free Pale Ale with a limey citrus bite on the palate and a balanced but obvious bitterness to finish.
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