The seasons are changing and craft brewers are keeping things interesting with a full slate new beers you’re gonna want to chase down.
Flicking The Switch (Covington, KY) – Understanding that not everyone is immediately drawn to India Pale Ales, Braxton Brewing has a new year-round release that was created to make the IPA style enjoyable for the average drinker. Brewed with a smart menu of Centennial and Cascade hops Braxton Switch is 6% ABV India Pale Ale with big grapefruit and citrus aromatics and an especially bright mouthfeel.
“Creating Switch is something we’ve looked forward to for a while,” said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing Co. “We’ve brought everything we love about Braxton Brewing into the process for Switch – it’s unpretentious and delicious.”
Try Chai (Baltimore, MD) – In 2017, DuClaw Brewing released Sweet Baby Java! as the first variation of Sweet Baby Jesus!. And it was such a hit, that the team decided to brew even more variations. The first of four new variations planned for 2022, DuClaw Sweet Baby Chai! is a full-bodied 6.2% ABV Porter brewed with an aromatic blend of Masala chai tea, signature dark chocolate and smooth peanut butter.
“Knowing that Sweet Baby Jesus! is one of our hallmark beers, we understood that every new ingredient introduced would have to be a natural fit,” said Dave Benfield, CEO and founder of DuClaw Brewing. “Experimenting with savory chai spices was a fun elevation for fans, but also opened the door for folks who seek out a little kick in every sip.”
Say Cheese! (Indianapolis, IN) – Sun King Brewing has a new collaboration release that it did with Viva Tia Maria a Hispanic foods leader. Deliberately crafted to pair seamlessly with tortilla chips and the newly-created Viva Tia Maria beer cheese, Sun King Una is a light, crisp, 4% ABV Mexican Lager with s well-rounded malt character and an approachable drinkability that comes in uber-gracious 16oz cans.
Mexican-style beer has risen in popularity in America over the last decade and has accounted for nearly 70 percent of imported beer sales during the past several years. Sun King and Viva Tia Maria, both Indianapolis-based companies, decided to combine their obsessions with flavor and quality, on a beer and a beer cheese that complement one another.