Boulder, CO • February 16, 2016—Spring is in the air…and should be on your taste buds. To prepare your palate for the bright and invigorating tastes of the season, CraftBeer.com—the Brewers Association (BA) website for beer lovers—has compiled a list of spring seasonal craft beers from small and independent craft brewers.
“Spring craft beers truly bring the flavors of the season to life, offering a diverse and refreshing experience,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com. “The refreshing and pleasant flavors add to the already wide assortment of beers available at America’s 4,100+ craft breweries.”
Last year, in the 13 weeks ending May 17, seasonals were up 7.3% in dollar sales and 4.8% in volume sales based on IRI scan data. They represented 12.9% share of craft in dollar sales and 13.3% share of craft in total volume.
Savor the warmer weather and fresh floral air with some of these rejuvenating selections:
- 21st Amendment Brewery | El Sully Mexican-Style Lager | San Leandro, CA
- Coppertail Brewing Co. | Captain Jack’s Stone Crab Stout | Tampa, FL
- Grand Teton Brewing Co. | Trout Hop Black IPA | Victor, ID
- Half Full Brewery | Grapefruit Pale Ale | Stamford, CT
- Hopworks Urban Brewery | Rise Up Red IRA | Portland, OR
- MadTree Brewing Co. | Sprye | Cincinnati, OH
- Omaha Brewing Co. | 5.56 Dry-Hopped Lager | Omaha, GA
- Otter Creek Brewing Co. | Citra Mantra IPL | Middlebury, VT
- Red Brick Brewing Co. | Hibiscuwit Belgian-Style Wheat | Atlanta, GA
- Southern Prohibition Brewing Co. | Pow! Rye In the Kisser | Hattiesburg, MS
- The Lost Abbey | Carnevale Ale | San Marcos, CA
The Perfect Spring Beer and Food Pairing
Enjoy this specially curated recipe from Chef Dulye that will pair perfectly with your choice of spring seasonals.
“The first hints of spring bring excitement into the kitchen like no other season, said BA Executive Chef Adam Dulye. “Dishes start to become lighter; vinaigrettes, citrus and simple sauces take over from the heavy reductions of winter. Lighter more crisp beers begin to shine with alongside fresh spring produce. There’s a reason saison means season. And that season is spring.”
Visit CraftBeer.com’s 2016 Spring Seasonals for a more comprehensive list of craft beer spring seasonal selections and descriptions. To round out the experience, consider a tour of your local craft brewery.