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 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.
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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