American craft brewers are addressing the changing season with an intriguing roster of beers you’re gonna want to chase down.
A 2023 GABF Winner (San Diego, CA) – AleSmith Brewing took home yet another medal at this year’s Great American Beer Festival, this one for a sometimes forgotten style. Renowned for its deep mahogany hue and rich flavor profile, AleSmith Nut Brown Ale is a smooth and creamy 5% ABV English-Style Brown Ale with a balanced combination of biscuit, mild cocoa, and earthy hop notes.
“We are thrilled and grateful to receive this recognition for our Nut Brown Ale,” said Peter Zien, Owner and CEO of AleSmith Brewing. “It’s a testament to the dedication and passion of our brewers who consistently strive to create exceptional beers.”
A Double IPA 27 Years In The Making (Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing is celebrating its 27th anniversary with something bold, which found inspiration in the southern Hemisphere. Brewed with Peacharine and Riwaka hops, along with a special ingredient called Phantasm – an extract from sauvignon blanc grape skins – all sourced from New Zealand, Stone Lemon Shark 27 Anniversary Double IPA is a is a 9.6% ABV uber-dank India Pale Ale with bright tropical mango, peach and pineapple tones that linger.
New Cold-Weather Oberon Fall & Winter (Comstock, MI) – Bell’s Oberon is the brewery’s second most popular beer, it’s right behind Two Hearted IPA in sales. And now the Michigan-based brewer has a new addition to its growing Oberon family that was brewed to pair smartly with the colder seasons. Crafted with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with a deeper fruit notes, Bell’s Oberon Eclipse is a 6.3% ABV citrus Wheat Ale brewed with orange and coriander.
“A lot of people think the time change signals an end to their days of summer fun,” said Carrie Yunker, Executive Vice President of Bell’s Brewery. “And, while it’s true summer is behind us, we instead want to encourage fans that it’s all about perspective. With Oberon Eclipse, we’re excited to offer fans an Oberon that now fits perfectly with the season.”
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