Seasonal Beer

February 20, 2010 7:57:41 AM PST
Because spring is right around the corner, now is a great time to try a number of new beer styles within the Spring Seasonal collection. These brews remind us that the warmer days of spring are just a few weeks away.Becky Nischik from Town & Country Distributors shares information on six Spring Craft Beer Selections.

Magic Hat Vinyl
ABV: 5.0 percent
STYLE: Lager
BREWERY and ORIGIN: Magic Hat Brewery
Vinyl Lager is a beer with a deep amber hue, sweet malt taste and a slight balancing hop touch. This beer is produced using a lager strain of yeast and is fermented at the low end of ale fermentation temperatures, allowing the beer to maintain its easy-drinking, lager-like characteristics.

Samuel Adams Noble Pilsner
STYLE: Pilsner
BREWERY and ORIGIN: Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA
Our newest beer, Samuel Adams Noble Pils is replacing Samuel Adams White Ale in our seasonal lineup. One of the only beers brewed with all five Noble Hops from the world's oldest hops growing regions, its bright flavor and lively, citrus hop character reminds us that the warm days of spring are just a few weeks away.

Sierra Nevada Glissade
ABV: 6.4 percent
STYLE: Golden Bock
BREWERY and ORIGIN: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. / Chico, CA
Glissade Golden Bock is remarkably mellow, with layers of subtle malt flavor balanced by a touch of delicate European hops. This balance helps Glissade slide across the palate bracing us against the last cold nights of winter while turning our thoughts toward spring.

Blue Moon Rising Moon
ABV: 5.3 percent
STYLE: Belgian Wheat
BREWERY and ORIGIN: Blue Moon Brewing Co. Golden, CO
Rising Moon is an amber wheat ale brewed with exotic kieffer lime leaves and lime peel for a zesty, subtle twist. Rising Moon captures the flavor, complexity, color and crispness of a spring ale. Garnish it with a lime to enhance the citrus flavor.

New Belgium Mighty Arrow
ABV: 6.0 percent
STYLE: Pale Ale
BREWERY and ORIGIN: New Belgium Brewing, Ft. Collins, CO
Mighty Arrow Pale Ale provides lots of pleasurable sniffs from Cascade and Amarillo hops with a fetching honey malt base. Staying true to the American style of Pale Ale, Mighty Arrow has a clear golden color. Balancing between floral and citrus tones, this is a creamy ale with a nice hop finish.

Leinenkugel 1888 Bock
ABV: 5.1percent
BREWERY & ORIGIN: Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. / Chippewa Falls, WI 1888 Bock can trace its roots to out original Bock recipe created by the employees of Jacob Leinenkugel's Spring Brewery. Cold lagering ensures a smooth, roasted malt taste and aroma. Strong-bodies with a touch of hop character added for balance and brilliant deep ruby color.

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