Spring is upon us and so are the endless variety of Spring beers to moisten your lips. If you are open to trying new things, these beers are a must. Below are the top 10 beers you must try this Spring. If you’ve enjoyed any of these fine brews, leave a message in the comments below.
#10 Gouden Carolus Easter Beer
Belgian Strong Ale
Brewed only for Spring to commemorate Easter, this golden ale offers a rich, full flavor. Whether you drink it immediately for Easter dinner or store it for consumption a year or two later, Het Anker brewery only produces 2,000 cases. Good luck getting your hands on one, but if you do the reward is worth it.
#9 Great Divide Orabelle
Golden, beautiful, and surprisingly complex, Great Divide Brewing Co. has created an alluring Belgian-style tripel. Hints of citrus and medium-full body leads straight to summer.
#8 New Belgium Spring Blonde
If you like the taste of lemon in a bright golden ale, this brew is for you. This brew is on the lighter side with only 180 calories – consider this one if you are on a diet but still enjoying the party.
#7 Widmer Columbia Common Spring Ale
Amber hue, Columbia hops, and mild grassy tones lead to a fruity, clean finish. Hefeweizen and lager yeasts along with malt bill help create a well-crafted Spring beer for you to enjoy without feeling woozy later.
#6 Founders Brewing Co. All Day IPA
The taste and smells you love without the tipsy feeling afterwards. This lighter IPA finishes clean while providing the complexity you desire in a beer. The balance is what put this IPA on the list.
#5 Samuel Adams Alpine Spring
Love them or not, Samuel Adams puts out great small batch series – this is no exception. Alpine Spring is an unfiltered lager brewed with the Alps foothills grown Tettnang hops. Fruity scented and amber in color. However, it is rumored this batch will not be brewed in 2014.
#4 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
If you’re a stout drinker like me, this brew is fantastic! As advertised, this brew contains notes of anise, black currants, and coffee. This is a heavy beer that is typically drank around 55 degrees – and pours thicker than your lighter beers.
#3 Green Flash Palate Wrecker
If you are a hop head, this is a must have in your fridge. Very bitter and brewed with Columbus and Centennial hops – and over 6lbs/bbl of it – this is sure to impress your other IPA-enthusiast friends. Get your hands on it early!
#2 The Bruery Saison De Lente
This light blonde fresh and wild character is perfect for warming weather and celebrations in the Spring. Because it is lighter, many types of drinkers can enjoy this special brew. Take it easy and mellow out in time for summer with this one.
#1 Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest
New Zealand hops meet North American malts! This robust hoppy character offers fresh-hop spice and citrus aroma. A slightly orange hue and great taste chilled to perfection make this the number one pick for those warming Spring days.