This story is part of a four-part series. Watch for new hard seltzers, new ready-to-drink canned cocktails and new canned wine selections, all rolling out this month.
The weather is getting nicer, signaling the switch from dark stouts and porters to more crisp, fruity libations. A bright, refreshing beer is perfect for a quick one after mowing the lawn or out on the patio watching the sunset on a temperate night.
While it’s fine to sip on one of your go-tos, there are so many fun new options to try this season. So, we rounded up some of the newest that will be making their way to the market. From craft breweries to some of the big guys, here are a few of the beers you should try out this season.
Get ready to travel through your beer choices, because Jack’s Abby is about to take you around the world! Brazillian Style, a lager brewed with corn, passionfruit, guava and pineapple, will be the first debut from the company’s Lagers of the World series. In this series, the brewers at Jack’s Abby team up with other craft breweries across the globe to brew unique, one-off collaborations that celebrate different cultures, ingredients, and traditions in this beloved beer style.
This Don’t Poke the Bears recipe, thought up by NHL player Charlie Coyle, is a crushable pilsner brewed with black honey, goldpils malt, some subtle hops and a touch of flaked corn for a 5.13% ABV beer with a light and crisp finish. A portion of proceeds from sales of the beer will be donated to the Corey C. Griffin Foundation, which provides financial support to Boston non-profits focused on underprivileged youth and those with medical challenges.
Left Hand Brewing
Left Hand has released the first two beers of the dozen brands they are bringing to market in 2021. The first, St. Vrain Tripel, makes its long-anticipated return to their lineup as a year-round beer available for the first time ever in cans. This beer evokes spicy and fruity Belgian yeast, but in a twist also uses Colorado barley.
The standout hop in Found Fortune is El Dorado, giving a lot of orange and pineapple to the aroma. Galaxy and Citra add to the citrus and tropical fruit, and the oats and Golden Promise malt bring a sweetness that works perfectly with the mountainous piles of hops.
Missing the chance to go somewhere fabulous for Spring Break this year? Natural Ice has tried to solve this problem for you with the introduction of its newest Naturdays launch. Naturdays Pineapple Lemonade is a sessionable, fruit-forward light lager with the perfect balance of pineapple and lemonade flavor. It is available in 12 oz 30, 24 and 12 packs, and 16 oz 6 packs.
Oyster Bay Brewing
New to the Oyster Bay Brewing lineup is Milkshake IPA. According to the brand, this beer is brewed with 2-Row, Vienna, wheat, spelt and oats for a creamy mouthfeel. A super dank and citrusy combo of Mosaic and Vic Secret hops is balanced out with sweetness from lactose to develop a full palette pleasing sensation.
This traditional, unfiltered Hefe-Weizen is naturally hazy and warm, silky gold under a strong head of foam. At first nose, some will detect a hint of banana aroma followed by a subtle trace of mango and pineapple delivering a balance between sweet and bitter. Prost!
Rogue will be showing off not one, but three new Spring beer releases. Hitting the shelves now is Honey Kolsch, a well-balanced kolsch with sweet and floral notes that is dedicated to the bees that help make it. It’s brewed with wildflower honey, so not only does it have layers of flavor, but it’s also extra seasonal.
Rogue will also be showcasing its Newport Daze hazy pale ale. With tangerine and peach flavors and aromas of pineapple and stone fruit, this is an easy day drinking, patio night, beach cooler type of beer.
And, poised to hit shelves in April is the brand’s Raspberry Tartlandia. It’s made with salt harvested from the Yaquina Bay, which is local to the brand. It’s a delicious tart and salty gose with a healthy dose of juicy raspberry.
One of the top-selling Japanese beers in the U.S., Sapporo has debuted Sapporo Pure. This new sipper is among the lowest calorie options for beer drinkers in the superior light beer category, with only 90 calories, 2.4g carbs, and 4.0% ABV. The golden-hued beer is crisp and effervescent, featuring bright floral notes with a subtle hop bitterness.
Get ready for a super new twist on a cocktail classic — but in a beer! Springdale is bringing its new Mr & Mrs Collins to the market. This beer is a twist on the classic Tom Collins cocktail, bringing bright, zesty lemon and botanicals to this bold new IPA.