American craft brewers are addressing late-summer and looking to fall with a full slate of new beers you’re gonna want to chase down this weekend.
Hops To It (Waitsfield, VT) – Lawson’s Finest Liquids is redefining its Super Session Series. Lawson’s uber-ambitious series began with a series of limited, specialty-release beers focused on a singular hop variety, with a lower ABV than many of the brewery’s famed IPAs. Now featuring a blend of Lotus and Mosaic hops and available year-round, Lawson’s Super Session IPA is a 4.8% ABV India Pale Ale that’s complex yet approachable.
“For years, we’ve enjoyed perfecting our Super Session beers, experimenting with different hops and recipes to find just the right flavor and feel,” said Sean Lawson, CEO and founding brewer of Lawson’s Finest Liquids. “The new Super Session pays homage to its predecessors, bringing tropical elements like stone fruit together with hints of citrus, vanilla and berry thanks to the interplay between Lotus and Mosaic hops.”
I Scream (Greeley, CO) – WeldWerks Brewing and Little Man Ice Cream have teamed up to create a beer that’s inspired by Little Man’s Space Junkie ice cream. Crafted with Little Man Space Junkie ice cream, house-made brownies, black raspberry puree, vanilla, marshmallow, and milk sugar, WeldWerks Little Man Space Junkie Sour is 4.15% ABV limited release that’s the perfect cap to a summer well spent.
“Space Junkie is one of my favorite flavors from Little Man Ice Cream,” says WeldWerks Head Brewer Skip Schwartz. “With the black raspberry melding perfectly with the marshmallows and brownies, I felt the flavor combination would be a unique pastry sour to close out the last bit of summer.”
Serious Beer From The N/A Corner (Campbell, CA) – Non-Alcoholic beers have come a long way’s since craft beer’s emergence. And there’s a non-alcoholic brewery in Northern California, Surreal Brewing, which makes a very convincing Pastry Porter. Crafted with milk sugar and monk fruit, Surreal Pastry Porter is buzz-free full-bodied Porter with floral notes of vanilla and rich chocolate undertones.