Shiner Rośe Pale Ale, a new limited seasonal arrives ahead of Spring.
You don’t hear barrel-aging and the brewers of famed Shiner Bock in the same sentence. For the second time in months, the brewery is releasing a barrel-aged beer.
Rośe Pale Ale is a collaboration with Tyler, Texas-based Kiepersol Vineyards. Shiner uses a blend of ales fermented with grape must, and aged in the winery’s white oak wine barrels.
The base beer is brewed solely with Idaho-7 hops. The final beer’s flavor is touted as having flavors of “stone fruit, sticky pine, with earthy black tea notes, with a dry, oaky finish.”
Shiner Rośe Pale Ale is available nationally for a limited time in 12-ounce bottles and draft.
Lower calorie craft beers will trend in 2019. Actually, they are already starting to do so. Emerging examples include Harpoon Rec League, and upcoming Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty Low Cal IPA. Tack on another one, Southern Tier Swipe Light.
The name, a play on dating app Tinder’s famous “Swipe Right”, Swipe Light is a pale ale that is just 110 calories and 4% alcohol by volume. Southern Tier describes it as light in color and bitterness, but high in flavor.
Expect Southern Tier Swipe Light in 12-ounce cans and draft starting in March 2019.
Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March 2019
2019 looks to be the year craft breweries focus on few calories, few carbohydrates, and lower alcohol by volume. Harpoon Rec League is another example of this growing field of healthier options.
This new health-conscious beer is brewed with buckwheat kasha for B vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and Omega 3 heavy chia seeds and sea salt for electrolytes. It already sounds like a sports drink instead of a beer.
Rec League is just 120 calories per 12-ounce serving and 3.8% alcohol by volume is designed for folks with active lifestyles.
“Fans of Harpoon do more than drink beer – they’re running road races, working out with friends, and hitting the slopes. We wanted to make a beer that celebrates and complements this active lifestyle.” Tom Graham, Innovation Brewer
Harpoon Rec League is available nationally in both 16-ounce cans and 15-pack 12-ounce cans starting in February 2019.
Image: Harpoon Brewery
Coronado Leisure Lagoon Hazy Pale Ale hits the brewery’s distribution network this week.
This hazy new pale ale is a blend of the best aspects of East Coast and West Coast pale ales and brewed with West coast hops. Using London III yeast, Coronado touts Leisure Lagoon pale ale as a brighter and juicier than a typical west coast pale ale.
“We spent a lot of time experimenting with different hop profiles and alcohol percentages,” says Steele. “At the end of the day, this is the beer that we all want to drink. It’s got the classic piney, dank, citrus hop character, with more fruitiness and softer mouthfeel from the yeast. We’re stoked with how it turned out and we think our fans will love it, too. It’s perfectly crushable.”
16-ounce cans of Coronado Leisure Lagoon debuted February 15th all brewery locations, hitting full distribution this week.
Style: Hazy Pale Ale
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Monday Night Offshore Account Nitro cans are now officially on hold indefinitely. The release was originally slated for January 5th. There is no release date set.
Monday Night Offshore Account Nitro is a pale ale, brewed with pineapple and mango puree. Soon to be available in 16-ounce cans and nitro taps.
Monday Night All Yall Pale Ale makes a new seasonal debut on January 5th.
The Atlanta brewery touts this new release as a “low ABV pale ale”, brewed with Citra and Simcoe hops. A “welcome to the New Year have 3 or 4 and forget resolutions” beer if you ask us.
“…this is a citrusy, tropical, easy drinking, low ABV pale ale that’s just hoppy enough.”
Monday Night All Y’all Pale Ale will be available at the brewery’s West Midtown Atlanta location when the brewery opens on January 5th.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Citra, Simcoe
Malts: Pilsner, Spelt, Carapils
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
This upcoming NFL season, Mercedes Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons is set to sell $5 dollar craft beers. Rumors swirled as to what brewery was selected for the honor. Hailing from nearby Avondale Estates, Wild Heaven ATL Pale Ale is ready to fly.
This fresh new pale ale is described by co-founder Eric Johnson as “light, crisp beer that is easy to enjoy for drinkers new to craft beer with enough body and flavor for the craft beer lover.” The 5% alcohol by volume beer will debut in the stadium for the first home game against the Carolina Panthers.
“We are honored to make this beer for fans in Atlanta. Beer is the drink of the people and we’re excited that this collaboration can bring craft beer to tens of thousands of new fans in a thrilling environment,” – Wild Heaven Beer co-founder Nick Purdy.
Atlanta designer Bart Sasso of Sasson & Co. created the artwork for Wild Heaven ATL Pale Ale and reimagines Sasso’s famous “ATL Hold It Down” imagery.
At the moment, 16-ounce cans of ATL Pale Ale will only be found at Mercedes Benz Stadium. The brewery plans to bring it to distribution in the near future.