It’s National Beer Day: Here’s How to Celebrate, Colorado-Style


New Belgium’s new Juicy Watermelon Lime Ale is available through July. Courtesy New Belgium Brewing

It may be a coincidence that the Rockies’ home opener coincides with National Beer Day, but we still think it’s worthy of hoisting a pint. To celebrate (both baseball and brews), here are three local spring seasonal offerings sure to hit a home run. Cheers!

New Belgium Brewing
The beer: Juicy Watermelon Lime Ale
The details: Brewed with watermelon and lime peel, this new fruit-infused seasonal release (5 percent ABV) is a perfect summer thirst-quencher. Available now through July in 12-ounce bottles and cans, and on draft, it has a clean finish and medium-light body. Info here.


Upslope’s Strawberry Mint IPA is a summer refresher. Courtesy Upslope Brewing

Upslope Brewing Company
The beer: Strawberry Mint IPA
The details: Inspired by chilled strawberry gazpacho, the 7.5 percent ABV IPA (part of Upslope’s Tap Room Series) boasts a crisp bitterness, peppermint kick and, naturally, a strawberry flavor. Get it in limited release 19.2-ounce cans and on draft at Upslope’s tap rooms. Info here.

Bière de Printemps bottle

Lone Tree Brewing’s Bière de Printemps. Courtesy Lone Tree Brewing

Lone Tree Brewing Company
The beer: Bière de Printemps
The details: French for spring beer, this French-style spring ale (8 percent ABV) features spicy aromas and subtle citrus notes. Part of Lone Tree’s Branching Out Series of experimental, limited-quantity beers, find it in 22-ounce bombers and on tap at the tasting room. Info here.

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