Summer is creeping closer and with it, hot weather and cookouts. Don’t enjoy either without Burial Beer Innertube, the brewery’s “All-American” lager.
Inspired by the light lagers of old, Burial Innertube is craft beer’s version of the classic American lager. Believe us when we say, this is a perfect summer slammer. Pairs beautifully with a hotdog hot off the grill, a soak in the pool, sitting on the dock at the lake – pretty much anything.
Brewed with North American barley, corn and rice and lagered carefully, this lager is meant to enjoy all summer long.
Since its initial release, Innertube has added the 16-ounce can format as well. 4 more ounces of summer. Available starting May 19th.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: Mid May 2019
3.5% ABV, 11 IBUs
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin touched down on the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility. In honor of this achievement, St. Louis, Missouri based Schlafly Brewing is debuting a “spacy” new Lunar Lager 12-pack.
The box set contains 4 different lagers – Lift-Off Lager, Apollo’s Orbit Black Lager, Moon Walk Dunkel, and The Eagle Has Landed American Lager. Lager-style beer was very popular in the 1960’s (thanks to AB, Miller, and Pabst) making the style choice for this commemoration very appropriate.
In the spirit of the ’60s, Schlafly designed the Lunar Lager lineup to reflect the time. The bottle fonts come from popular record albums, including the sans serif font from sci-fi and newspapers. The colors come from 1969 For and General Motors paint chips.
Apollo 11 is one of the most exciting feats for humankind, in our nation and beyond, and its impact clearly lives on to 2019. We thought that the 50th anniversary of such a cultural phenomenon deserved a special beer to celebrate so we are releasing four.” – Stephen Hale, Founding Brewer
Four styles make up the Lunar Lager beers:
Lift-Off Lager – Unfiltered German Lager, 5.5% ABV 20 IBUs
Apollo’s Orbit Black Lager – 5% ABV, 25 IBUs
Moon Walk Dunkel – Dark, malty German-style lager. 4.5% ABV, 20 IBUs
The Eagle Has Landed American Lager – Golden, refreshing American lager. 5% ABV, 25 IBUs
The Schlafly Lunar Lager Variety Pack will be available starting in late-April everywhere the brewery is sold. ERP $13.99.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late April 2019
4.5%- 5.5% ABV
Pabst Blue Ribbon made headlines earlier this year with news of PBR whiskey headed to shelves this summer. While you wait for the whiskey, Pabst fans can sip on a boozier version of the 175-year-old lager, Pabst Blue Ribbon Extra.
6.5% alcohol by volume “Extra” will be found in black cans, billed as a “light, crisp, higher ABV alternative to heavy drinking beers”. Regular Pabst Blue Ribbon is 4.74% ABV.
This is the Extra Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer inspired by the original, nature’s choicest provide its full-bodied flavor. Only the finest of hops and grains have been used to create our strongest brew.
Pabst Blue Ribbon Extra will be available in 12-ounce cans and draft in Spring 2019.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Spring 2019
It may not look like spring in Durango, Colorado, but the return of Ska Mexican Logger means it’s close.
While Mexican lagers have increased in popularity in recent years, Ska Brewing has been releasing this beer since 1999. That’s longer than half the craft breweries in the United States have been around. The brewery touts this as Colorado’s first craft lager in a can when it hit aluminum in 2011.
The 5% alcohol by volume lager is brewed with a lager yeast strain from Mexico City – the same strain that also ferments Ska’s Rue B. Soho Grapefruit.
Crisp, clean, and refreshing — made for hot afternoons with a side of lime.
Ska Mexican Logger is available in 12-ounce cans and draft from March 20th through Summer 2019.
Style: Vienna Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft Seasonal Release.
Distribution: Colorado, Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah.
19 Crimes, the Australian winemakers with the augmented reality labels, are launching 19 Crimes Beer in the United States.
The wine debuted in the United States 6 years ago, and is now a staple in pretty much every grocery store you step foot in. According to Michelle Terry, CMO or Treasure Wine Estates, the company noticed a duality between wine drinkers and craft beer drinkers. “We know that our 19 Crimes wine lovers also highly index as consumers of craft beer. There is so much opportunity with this brand, and our retailers and customers have been asking us to expand into other alcohol beverages.”
Three styles of 19 Crimes beers are ready with the initial launch – 19 Crimes Pilsner, 19 Crimes IPA, and 19 Crimes Lager. All three styles are brewed at Sleeping Giant Brewery in Denver, Colorado.
Each of the cans portray the familiar characters on the labels, complete with augmented reality stories through the Living Wine labels phone app. The stories on the wine and the beer are the same.
19 Crimes Beer will launch first in Ohio. Expect more states before the close of 2019.
Norfolk, Virginia based O’Connor Brewing Company has released a new year-round beer into their 8 year old lineup – Proper Lager. A lighter beer that’s needed an IPA and adjunct heavy industry.
For the better part of 2018, O’Connor Brewing was perfecting the recipe, brewing process and launch of this new year-rounder. A lager is a beer you have to get right. There aren’t dark malts, barrel aging or pounds of vanilla beans or fruit to cover up any missteps in the brewing process.
Proper Lager is a helles-style lager, brewed properly according to O’Connor. Helles-style lagers are German pale lager beers (with pilsners, and Dortmund Export styles). Helles in German translates to bright, or light. Incidentally, that description is perfect for this new lager. It’s every bit a bright, crisp and clean beer, that’s impossible to put down.
Without digging deep into the thesaurus, Proper Lager is simply fantastic.
O’Connor Proper Lager is one of seven flagship beers available year-round, in Virginia, Washington D.C., and parts of North Carolina. Available in 12-ounce cans and draft.
Style: Helles Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.
Debut: February 2019
From one of the most popular purveyors of hops comes something a little different this month – a lager. Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager ships nationally this week.
Citra and Mosaic and rising star Cashmere are the hop stars of this craft lager, which boasts flavors of pineapple, citrus and coconut. In their descriptions, Stone wants you to think of this lager as a desert island beer.
Mainstays Citra & Mosaic along with newcomer Cashmere hops are joined by their juicy tropical aromas of citrus, pineapple and coconut (try stringing all that together in a catchy tune). The rescue ship will find you all soon enough. For now, set aside the non-working cell phone and lack of social media (again, work with us here), kick back and revel in your moment of tropical island lagoon serenity.
Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager is available in 12-ounce cans and draft nationally starting in January 2019.
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Cashmere
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Nationally): January 2019
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