For a limited time, Abita is producing their Strawberry Harvest Lager. I’m yet to sample this divine sounding drink but I figured I’d put out the alert, should any one else come in contact with such a fine beverage.
Strawberry Harvest Lager is a wheat beer made with real Louisiana strawberries, picked late in the season when they’re at their sweetest. This brew has earned quite a reputation in a short time, causing the brewery to up their production year after year. When this brew is found, emails and phone calls fly to friends informing them of the store’s location. Strawberry Harvest is a crisp, light lager with just a hint of strawberry sweetness. It is wonderful with desserts or lighter fares such as salads and pastas. Fresh cheeses such as Burrata, chevre, Creszenza, mozzarella or Teleme pair well with Strawberry Harvest.
I’m hot on the trail of this highly sought after drink. Any and all leads appreciated!
With spring being just a few weeks away, Magic Hat’s seasonal beer, Vinyl, is the perfect compliment to the upcoming season.
- TYPE: Amber Lager
- YEAST: Lager
- HOPS: Northern Brewer
- MALTS: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Victory
- ABV: 5.1
- GRAVITY: 12.00 Plato
- BITTERNESS: 16
- SRM: 12.0
According to Magic Hat:
Vinyl sails in on her shining wings as the spinning sun returns. She is the season-shifter, bursting from her cocoon to sing the ancient song of vernal yearning and to summon spring’s sweet green return… Her metamorphosis becomes our own. Her thirsts are shared by all. Drink in her mysterious elixir as the revolution blooms again.
Available on tap in various locations as well as part of Magic Hat’s Spring Variety Pack which also includes Magic Hat #9, Lucky Kat and Odd Notion.
Sierra Nevada’s Glissade, a golden bock ale, is the perfect transition as the brisk winter months roll out and the rising temperatures of spring roll in. Unbelievably mellow, this beer nuzzles up to any meal with it’s gentle flavors and hints of springtime. For $2.99 for a 24 oz. bottle, there’s no excuse not to try this frugal yet fabulous brew.