New Belgium’s newest can offering is now hitting shelves. Shift Pale Lager is ready for your hot weather consumption. Shift is a light bodied lager brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealeand. Those hops give you a nice tropical, fruity flavor – much like the Sauvignon wine grape lends to wine. Nelson hops really shine in a lager.
Shift is very approachable at just 5% ABV. It is solely available in 16 oz tallboys, a flavorful pint of lager you can take anywhere. New Belgium just bought a spiffy new canning line (selling the old one to Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL). Shift is joined by a few more tallboy counterparts – Fat Tire, and Ranger IPA. Cans are really blowing up in the U.S..
Hops: Target, Nelson Sauvin, Liberty, Cascade
Malts: Pale, Munich, C-80
Taste Expectations: Nice crisp malt flavor, light hops, floral & tropical. Refreshing.
Availability: 16oz cans (only), Year round.