Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Craft Beer Sips for the Sunny Season

CraftBeer.com Shares Summer Seasonals

Boulder, CO  May 20, 2015—Summer is almost here which means cookouts, baseball games and family beach trips are upon us. To help keep cool at your summer activities, small and independent craft brewers have a selection of refreshing craft beers. Showcasing the ingenuity of craft brewers, CraftBeer.com—the Brewers Association (BA) website for beer lovers—released its list of summer seasonal craft beers produced by BA members.

Year to date 2015, seasonals are the second largest craft style category, accounting for 13.5% of volume in scan data (source: IRI Group). Seasonals’ share often climbs during the summer, typically the second most popular category behind fall.

“Small and independent craft brewers have once again taken advantage of the season and produced creative and satisfying summer craft beers,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and the Brewers Association craft beer program director. “Summer seasonals are a must for those craving some of the most refreshing and flavorful offerings the beer world has to offer.”

Many of the summer seasonal craft beers featured on CraftBeer.com include crisp, revitalizing ingredients such as tangerine, orange, pear, wheat and innovative hops that make for a perfect summer thirst-quencher.

Cool off with some of these fresh offerings:

·         4 Hands Brewing Company | Send Help | St. Louis, MO
·         Atwater Brewery | Summertime Ale | Detroit, MI
·         Brewery Ommegang | Fleur de Houblon | Cooperstown, NY
·         Cape May Brewing Company | The Bog | Cape May, NJ
·         Grand Teton Brewing | Snarling Badger | Victor, ID
·         High Water Brewing Company | Blondes Have More Fun | Chico, CA
·         Islamorada Beer Company | Islamorada Ale | Islamorada, Fl
·         Little Harpeth Brewing | Iris I.P.L. | Nashville, TN
·         Maui Brewing Company | Kihei K├Âlsch | Kihei, HI
·         Santa Fe Brewing Company | Freestyle Pilsner | Santa Fe, NM​
·         Ska Brewing | Estival Cream Stout | Durango, CO
·         Standing Stone Brewing Company | Commuter Gold | Ashland, OR
·         Triton Brewing Company | Wit or Witout You | Indianapolis, IN
·         Two Roads Brewing | Road Jam Raspberry Wheat | Stratford, CT
·         Tyranena Brewing Company | Fargo Brothers | Lake Mills, WI

Read CraftBeer.com’s “Craft Beer Summer Seasonals” for craft beer summer seasonal selections and descriptions, and to round out the experience consider a tour at your local craft brewery.
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About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, AHA National Homebrewers Conference, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association. Follow us on Twitter.

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