Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Awaken Your Palate with Spring Seasonals

Courtesy Craftbeer.com
Spring Seasonal Craft Beer Offerings from CraftBeer.com
Boulder, CO • February 16, 2016—Spring is in the air…and should be on your taste buds. To prepare your palate for the bright and invigorating tastes of the season, CraftBeer.com—the Brewers Association (BA) website for beer lovers—has compiled a list of spring seasonal craft beers from small and independent craft brewers.

“Spring craft beers truly bring the flavors of the season to life, offering a diverse and refreshing experience,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com. “The refreshing and pleasant flavors add to the already wide assortment of beers available at America’s 4,100+ craft breweries.”

Last year, in the 13 weeks ending May 17, seasonals were up 7.3% in dollar sales and 4.8% in volume sales based on IRI scan data. They represented 12.9% share of craft in dollar sales and 13.3% share of craft in total volume.

Savor the warmer weather and fresh floral air with some of these rejuvenating selections:

·         21st Amendment Brewery | El Sully Mexican-Style Lager | San Leandro, CA
·         Coppertail Brewing Co. | Captain Jack's Stone Crab Stout | Tampa, FL
·         Grand Teton Brewing Co. | Trout Hop Black IPA | Victor, ID
·         Half Full Brewery | Grapefruit Pale Ale | Stamford, CT
·         Hopworks Urban Brewery | Rise Up Red IRA | Portland, OR
·         MadTree Brewing Co. | Sprye | Cincinnati, OH
·         Omaha Brewing Co. | 5.56 Dry-Hopped Lager | Omaha, GA
·         Otter Creek Brewing Co. | Citra Mantra IPL | Middlebury, VT
·         Red Brick Brewing Co. | Hibiscuwit Belgian-Style Wheat | Atlanta, GA
·         Southern Prohibition Brewing Co. | Pow! Rye In the Kisser | Hattiesburg, MS
·         The Lost Abbey | Carnevale Ale | San Marcos, CA

The Perfect Spring Beer and Food Pairing

Enjoy this specially curated recipe from Chef Dulye that will pair perfectly with your choice of spring seasonals.

“The first hints of spring bring excitement into the kitchen like no other season, said BA Executive Chef Adam Dulye. “Dishes start to become lighter; vinaigrettes, citrus and simple sauces take over from the heavy reductions of winter. Lighter more crisp beers begin to shine with alongside fresh spring produce. There’s a reason saison means season. And that season is spring.”

Courtesy of craftbeer.com
 Visit CraftBeer.com’s 2016 Spring Seasonals for a more comprehensive list of craft beer spring seasonal selections and descriptions. To round out the experience, consider a tour of your local craft brewery.

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 CupSM, 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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