It’s finally starting to feeling Spring, with more sun, warmer weathers, and a fresh crisp beer. While always good during Fall and Winter, Spring beers allow more delicate, fruitful flavors where brewers can create the most delectable beer
Paulaner Hefe-Weizen and Original Munich Lager
The flagship drink of Paulaner Brewery is now going to be served in 16.9 oz cans, just in time for the warmer weather. As Steve Hauser, president/CEO of Paulaner USA explains, “We are thrilled to launch our products in cans as we continue to find ways to satisfy the needs of our consumers and allow them to enjoy our product without comprising flavor.” The new cans are BPA free and are designed to protect the flavor of the beer. They also fall in accordance to Germany’s Beer Purity Law, also known as the Reinheitsgebot.
Sam Adams recently launched Pale Ale is rich in flavor, and even more sessionable and balanced for easy drinking with friends. This medium-bodied, smooth brew boasts fruit-forward notes of peach and mango thanks to the five different hops used in the brewing process, including recently developed German hops like Hallertau Mandarina Bavaria, Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon combined with Mosaic and Citra. At just 30 IBUs, New England Pale Ale is slightly less bitter than its IPA counterpart, making its rich flavor.
Superfuzz a pale ale that is a mind-bending whirl of aromas and flavors of blood orange and northwest hopes. Orange peel added to the whirlpool, and Blood Orange is the fermenter. This citrus beer will be perfect for any picnic or day at the beach.
Delaware based brewery Dogfish Head has recently been changing their focus from their usual line of high alcohol count and high calorie beers. Their latest addition, due this April, is 95 calorie IPA that aims to put similar drinks from other breweries to shame. Also coming out will be releasing an “Activity Box” which will include cans of their other low alcohol/calorie beers like SeaQuench Ale, Namaste White Beer, and SuperEIGHT.
Salted Maple 10W-40 Imperial Stout
The latest addition to Hi-Wire’s line of motor oil inspired drinks is here. This new edition takes their imperial stout base of vanilla beans, dark chocolate, and coffee bean and combines it maple syrup, pink sea salt, and lactose milk sugar to the mix. As if this new variant on their popular formula wasn’t enough, this drink will be available for a limited time only, in 16 oz cans.
Fling. Boulevard Brewing Co.
Fling. Boulevard Brewing Co. is putting out a different kind of drink this April. After decades of brewing beers in Kansas City, they decided to slightly change gears and release a series of cocktails. The line will include the following: Blood Orange Vodka Soda (A combination of 360 Vodka, soda water & blood orange), Cucumber Lime Gin & Tonic (Builders Botanical Gin, tonic, and fresh lime & cucumber), Mai Tai (Lime, Orange, Almond, & spices mixed with Virgin Islands Rum), and Margarita (Mean Mule American Agave neutral spirit, lime, & salt) Each of the four featured drinks includes all natural ingredients, and are low in both carbohydrates and calories. The line is slated to be released on March 28, this year’s season opener for the Kansas City Royals, with a national rollout to occur later in the year.