A couple of days late on this, but the most recent brew from Sweetwater’s “Catch & Release” series – Road Trip has returned! Road Trip is classified as a German Pilsner. At least German Pilsner in the beginning. If you haven’t had Road Trip, its a crisp lager with a spicy hop finish. It’s essentially a pilsner with extra hop additions. Instead of a lager yeast, an ale yeast was used, and it was fermented at ale temperatures – putting this “Road Trip” all over the map. (Forgot that part, thanks Mark!) This part of the process makes a big difference in ending flavor. It can be stylistically confusing, and the flavor is all over the place, but hey – what good road trip isn’t right?
Tasting – Look for hops with some spicy notes with a little bitter. Crisp, fresh, with some sweet notes. So many beers are born out of seasons. Road Trip is no different. A good choice for warm weather.
Availability – April – July. 12oz/6pks and Draft offerings.
Tapping Friday, 4/9 at Taco Mac Metropolis