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Spring has sprung!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Posted March 07, 2014
Springtime for a pint: And this is what it looks like. Possibly. (Check bottom for credit)

Winter officially over as US Brewers Association (BA) releases list of seasonal spring craft beers.

The BA has now published a list of spring seasonal craft beers produced by some of its 2,000+ brewery members.

Available to view on the BA's website, the list includes such brews as Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale (Bell's Brewery; Comstock & Kalamazoo, Michigan); A Honey of a Saison (Boulder Beer Company; Boulder, Colorado); Glimmerglass (Brewery Ommegang; Cooperstown, New York); Orabelle (Great Divide Brewing Company; Denver, Colorado); and Lazy Saison (Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company; Kiln, Mississippi) to name just five.

According to a BA press release, many of the spring craft beers listed boast "ingredients such as speciality malted barley, wheat, oats and fruits, including grapefruit, orange, pineapple and mango, which provide balanced refreshment and full flavour".

"Now more than ever spring craft beers are anticipated and sought after by beer lovers everywhere," says Julia Herz, publisher and BA craft beer programme director.

"These beers are reflective of the innovative nature of today's small and independent craft brewers."

And they probably taste pretty good too.

Get 'em down yer!

For the full listing, including descriptions and regional availability, have a click of this.

See also Get ready for a week of craft beer, posted 25/2/14.

Ignatius Rake
is a freelance journalist and geographer who has visited more than 70 countries on six continents. A published lyricist, he has fronted punk bands in both the UK and Poland, including the only band ever to be kicked off BBC Radio Cornwall. In 2013, he represented the UK at the Fourth Annual Smoke's Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto, coming an abysmal last and getting his arse royally whipped by Rake & Herald reader and world speedscarfing supremo Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut. He has been known to like a pint.

Picture credit

Top and thumb: Spring in Massachusetts by John Phelan.

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