Beer

Celebrate The First Day Of Spring With These 6 Seasonal Brews

20 March, 2016

Spring is here and brewery seasonal programs are getting bigger and better every year. Spring seasonal releases are a great way to shake off that cabin fever and those heavier winter ale's and lagers by enjoying beers with a focus on crispness and more fruit & citrus forward on those carefree sunny days ahead.

 Glimmerglass - Brewery Ommegang

 

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Deep straw to light amber in color with a thick, pure white head. The saison yeast strain gives off fruity aromas of pear, apple and slight citrus balanced with a delicate floral hop character and a touch of spiciness. Taste is very clean, with pronounced fruit flavors, delicate bready malt followed by welcomed spicing. Crisp finish with lingering yet subtle notes of yeast and touches of fruity pepper.

 

Anchor Saison - Anchor Steam Brewing

 

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Anchor Saison™ Spring Ale is a traditional Belgian-style saison with a California twist. The distinctiveness of roasted Belgian wheat malt is enhanced by the peppery, clove-like flavors of a locally cultured saison-style yeast. And, for this release, we chose three California ingredients—lemongrass, lemon peel, and ginger—whose synergy adds a tangy crispness and herbal spiciness to this sharply refreshing, uniquely Californian saison.

 

Smitten Golden Rye Ale

 

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The combination of sharp citrus & resinous flavors from the hops with the earthy, rustic overtones of the rye malt contribution yield an interesting take on the American Pale Ale.

 

Weekend @ Louie's - Milwaukee Brewing Company

 

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MKE took a batch of Louie’s Demise and added a bunch of Rishi’s Organic Blueberry Rooibos and Hibiscus Tea blends  to their secondary fermentation vessel. After two weeks of cold infusion they filter out the tea, carbonated it.

 

Pow Right In The Kisser - Southern Prohibition Brewing

 

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The newest addition to the Cicada Series is the spring seasonal, Pow! Rye in the Kisser. Adding rye to the grain bill adds a spicy complexity that pairs perfectly with the new hop variety used, Lemondrop. Named for the sweet lemon and citrus flavors it produces, Lemondrop and rye provide a perfect marriage of flavors.

 

Spring Reign - Ninkasi Brewing Company

 

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A lightly toasted British-style malt flavor balanced by bright Northwest-style hops. Spring forward with this refreshing seasonal ale. Notes of toasted malt up front, with a bright and crisp Northwest hop finish. It’s a session beer that everyone can enjoy!