June 7, 2014

Summer Seasonals Are Here

The weather has gotten warmer, and we are now well into June, which most people seem to think summer is here! Even though summer begins June 21, and ends in September...either way, for a beer drinker, this is good news. The summer seasonal beers are now here.

First up, from Mill St is their summer seasonal sampler mix pack.

Inside this year's pack, you get:

Palomar Ale, 100th Meridian Organic Amber Lager, Belgian Cherry IPA, Belgian Wit, Tankhouse Ale, and Organic Lager. I haven't tried the 100th Meridian, Palomar, or the Belgian Cherry, so I'll definitely pick this mix pack up at some point. 

Now, onto Beau's.

It is time again for Festivale, their summer seasonal. They describe it as:

FestivaleAltbier • 4.7% alc/vol
Festivale is based on a rare German style of ale, know as Alt (German for old, referring to how long this style has been in existence.) It originates from the northern part of the Rhineland, and is something of a cousin beer to our Lugtread. Festivale is an amber ale, with balanced high-intensity maltiness and hop presence. Caramunich malts give Festivale its colour and a rich caramel sweetness. Festivale bucks the trend of pale summer beers, offering up amber hues and tastiness for a unique result that is both quaffable and refreshing.
Hopefully you can try some of these great beers (responsibly, of course) I'll be sure to pick each of what I mentioned at least once this summer season. 


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