Is there anything better than a fresh new brew on a hot day? It’s been a scorcher this week, so grab one of these brand new beers and drink it now. Don’t let these new ones pass you by!
Tröegs Nimble Giant
This beer was well worth the wait. After a year of experimentation and 7 scratch beer attempts, Nimble Giant is born. I love this beer, and I respect the amount of persistence and dedication to quality that Tröegs put into creating it. Expect to find some delicious dankness in this brew from those Mosaic hops, which are balanced perfectly by Azacca and Simcoe for a slightly tropical finish. I find it pairs best with sharp cheeses and game night along with burgers on the patio.
Fat Tire & Friends Sour Apple
To celebrate the 25th birthday of Fat Tire, New Belgium collaborated with a few of their friends to put together the Fat Tire & Friends Collaboration Series. Read all about it and get full reviews from Jimi. Of the whole series, I prefer the Sour Apple collab with Hopworks. It has a hint of green apple flavor up front that doesn’t linger, isn’t too tart, and certainly isn’t sweet. I expected it to have a cider quality to it, but it doesn’t and that was a pleasant surprise. The yeast used definitely rounds out the residual sugars from the apples. I found it to be crisp and pleasing to the palate.
Crystal Ball Jamaican Wheat
I wanted to try this at Harrisburg Brewers Fest and it alluded me, but thanks to my friend Nate, I’ve been drinking a lot of this on hot summer days. Crystal Ball’s Jamaican Wheat is made with mango and hibiscus giving it a semi-sweet mango flavor and a beautiful pink color. Plus, it’s available in 16oz cans so it’s perfect for your outdoor summer adventures. I plan to drink this basically all weekend.
Starr Hill Hopfetti
Could this be the best beer name ever? Possibly, but despite my hopes and dreams for this beer to have glitter in it, it does not. What it does have is a pile of hops including Amarillo, Apollo, Centennial, Mosaic and Sorachi Ace. This triple IPA will knock you out at 10.2%, but it’s worth it for the flavor. The Sorachi Ace is the first thing that I tasted, so much so that I had to check if it had been oak aged (it’s not).
Categories: Craft Beer