In winter you drink rich lager that warm the bones, but in summer you probably want an icy cold pilsner to give you that frothy refreshment. What do you drink in spring? The absence of one spring banner beer gives you the opportunity to try several different tastes. Find out what pleases your tongue most when you try 5 different spring-worthy beers.
The light, frothy taste of a pilsner is the perfect choice for a warm spring day. Try Sam Adams Noble Pils for a crispy pilsner. Unlike some of the other Sam Adams flavors, this one is pretty easy to find.
Bock beers were originally brewed in Germany to celebrate the spring, so what could be more appropriate as a seasonal beer choice? Narragansett Bock has a rich hops flavor and it comes in tall cans, which just feel like spring when you hold them. Narragansett Bock is a little lighter in color than a traditional bock, and medaled at the 2011 World Beer Championship.
Spring weather isn’t always warm. When the weather turns cool and rainy, you want a beer that can give you a little bit of warmth. A rich ale will hit the spot perfectly. Bell’s Oberon Ale tastes like a tribute to the season itself. A sun smiles at you from the label, and the honey notes of the flavor are just right for spring. Brewed in Michigan, Bell’s Oberon Ale also has a lemony flavor to balance the wheat.
Spring is a season to get outdoors, and that means you can’t always keep your beer ice cold. When you need a beer that tastes refreshing even when it’s warm, you need a good lager. The Fort George 1811 lager is brewed in Astoria, Oregon and the recipe brings back flavors from an earlier era. Brewed at a warmer temperature than most lagers, Fort George 1811 is a remnant of the days when West Coast brewers didn’t have a steady supply of ice. It has the malt taste of a lager with a hint of bitterness, but the smooth flavor is easy to drink at any outdoor gathering.
If any beer echoes the spring season, it’s India Pale Ale. The pale color and light flavor is just right for a spring day. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA is brewed in San Diego and it tastes like California. Notes of mango, lemon, apricot and peach create a bright, flavorful India pale ale with a light body.
If you’re looking for a beer brewed for spring and can’t settle on any particular brand, try looking for a Biere de Mars. These beers are brewed in March. Spring weather is changing, so why not change the beer you’re drinking to find the perfect match every time?