Payette Brewing Fly Line Vienna Style Lager was once a summer seasonal, now it’s year round.
The very sessionable golden lager is crisp and light, brewed with Crystal and Magnum hops,
Fly Line is a refreshing brew for those warm days in the coming months. At 5% ABV and 18 IBU’s, this sessionable golden lager goes down smooth while telling your friends about the one that got away.
We spent the morning doing some terrible fly fishing with this Idaho beauty. The vienna lager style is personal hot weather favorite of ours, sadly there aren’t too many around. Thanks to Payette, there is a new one on our list.
Payette Brewing Fly Line is available in 12-ounce cans and draft year-round in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada.
Style: Vienna Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
5% ABV , 18 IBUs
SweetWater Tropical Lover rolls off the can in Atlanta as a new seasonal in April.
Nick Burgoyne, brewer at SweetWater has been developing this recipe for some time now. He created a low alcohol by volume Berliner Weisse; adding mango, guava, and passionfruit to the beer. The result was something quite tropical and very refreshing.
“When we put test batches on tap at the Woodlands and in our main taproom, people kept commenting on how drinkable and refreshing it was; they loved the tropical flavors. I imagine Tropical Lover will be a hit with folks hanging out on the water all summer, kicking back with a few daytime drinks.” – Nick B.
SweetWater Tropical Lover will be available in 12-ounce cans and draft starting April 7th. Look for a launch party at the brewery on April 19th.
If you are a brewery that just invested thousands in a new centrifuge, the news lately might sting a little bit. Hazy IPA is now an official style according to the Brewers Association. The style is basically here to stay. Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus, a hazy IPA that was very popular last year, will return this spring.
Think of this beer as a hop showcase. Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus brings Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops into play, at nearly 4 pounds per barrel. If you are in the hops purchasing business, that translates to expensive.
For the drinker, those hops mean an imperial India pale ale big on citrus, passionfruit, and kiwi. “Trop hops” as we call them. The beer is unfiltered and hazy, which means a glass of resiny, juicy goodness. Not to overuse the terms hazy and juicy, but that’s what Terrapin brings to the table in this new can. 12 ounces of juicy citrus, meant to be consumed as soon as possible.
Cumulus Lupulus is a great big juicy super hopped up unfiltered IPA with tropical fruit notes throughout the entire beer, from aroma to finish. – “Spike”, Terrapin Co-Founder & Brewmaster
Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus will return in the spring of 2018 in 12-ounce cans and draft. The brewery will again stagger market releases to ensure freshness.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March 2017
Latest Return: April 2018
Image: Beer Street Journal
Jackalope Brewing Lovebird, a limited release hefeweizen, has been canned once again.
Creating Lovebird requires nearly 200 pounds of strawberries, and raspberries. Perfect for drinking in rounds of two, or with someone you love.
The fruit adds a tartness and berry aroma, as well as a slightly pink color to the brew.
Jackalope Brewing Lovebird is available in limited quantities around Nashville, Tennessee in 12 ounce cans, and draft.
4.4% ABV, 12 IBUs
Image: Jackalope Brewing
Port Brewing Nelson the Greeter is the latest hoppy offering by the San Marcos, California based brewery.
Apparently named for a well-known clothing optional surf spot, Port Brewing Nelson The Greeter features Denali, Lemondrop, Mosaic and of course – Nelson Sauvin hops. In 2017, the brewery added Nelson into the recipe and loved the bold tropical fruit flavors it produced, prompting a second release of this beer.
Notes of Gooseberry and passion fruit dominate the nose with clean tangerine and freshly cut stone fruit notes leading to a smooth bitter citrus finish.
Port Brewing Nelson The Greeter is available both at the brewery and across Port’s distribution network in late March 2018.
Hops: Denali, Lemondrop, Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft
Debut: Mid-March 2018
Reformation Brewery Nolan The Wander debuts in April, a new rotating IPA series.
The Woodstock, Georgia based brewery has partnered with lifestyle company Wander North Georgia for this new release. CEO and co-founder Spencer Nix has a passion for beautiful North Georgia and hopes this release inspires others to explore the area. Nolan the Wanderer is inspired by the quote “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” – a line from J. R. R. Tolkien.
This inaugural release (aka Adventure #001) is a Simcoe dry-hopped American IPA, sporting a 7.2% alcohol by volume.
“We are thrilled to partner with Wander North Georgia and have their authentic, wandering spirit along for this journey. We both share a love for North Georgia and passion to have a lasting value in our community that goes beyond our day-to-day business and this co-branded beer is just the beginning of bringing our community a taste of that very real commitment.” – Spencer Nix, CEO, and co-founder of Reformation Brewery
Reformation Brewery Nolan the Wanderer replaces Atlas as the brewery’s year-round IPA.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Rotating Recipe
Debut: April 2018
Image: Reformation Brewery
Saint Arnold Orange Show has been added to the Houston, Texas-based brewery’s year-round lineup this month.
The base beer is a blonde ale, brewed with fresh blood oranges. 2,200 pounds of puree to be exact. That’s around a half a pound of puree per gallon.
A strong citrus aroma comes from the purée added during fermentation and the Centennial and Citra hops. The combination of sweet and slightly tart flavors make it a balanced, light bodied beer.
Saint Arnold Orange Show is named for a folk art monument in Houston’s East End Neighborhood. The 3,000 square foot structure was designed by the late Jefferson Davis McKissack, a Houston postal worker.
Orange Show is available in 12-ounce cans and draft in Texas and Louisana, year-round starting in March 2018.
Debut: March 2018
Image: Saint Arnold