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Spring forward with two new seasonal releases! February 16, 2012

Filed under: beer,breweries,New Belgium Brewing,Seasonal beers,spring seasonal beers — pnwbeerchick @ 5:47 pm

Though the weather in the PNW is still a bit on the chilly side, the beer choices are lightening up a bit. Yes kids, it’s time for spring seasonals! You know… the light, fruity, hoppy beers that drink nicely on cool, breezy days and crisp nights. I recently picked up a couple of fresh releases to get me in the mood for those flowery spring days.

New Belgium’s spring seasonal for 2012, Dig Pale Ale (5.6% ABV), is brewed with Sorachi Ace, Nelson Sauvin and Cascade hops and has a beautiful citrus aroma. Grapefruit, lemon rind and mango come on strong with grassy notes in the finish. It’s crisp and clean and quite refreshing. Dig Pale Ale is a lovely spring ale.

Changing styles a bit, Deschutes Brewery’s Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale (6.2% ABV) is the polar opposite of Dig Pale Ale. Red Chair is lightly hopped and gives just enough punch for the PNW palate. Seven select European and American malts gives a smooth and slightly caramel finish. Red Chair is medium bodied and quite yummy.

Although Dig Pale Ale is more of a classic style pale ale, I think Red Chair is equally as tasty. Both are available at the local grocery so run in and grab a sixer!





doing cartwheels for somersault! June 6, 2011

Filed under: beer,breweries,Micro brew,New Belgium Brewing — pnwbeerchick @ 8:58 pm

Ah, the beauty of summer! Sunshine, warm weather, blue skies, picnics, shorts and t-shirts…oh wait, I live in the PNW. Well, the
calendar may say we should be hitting summer, but the weather in the Pacific Northwest is dictating otherwise. Leave it to New Belgium Brewing to bring that summer feeling to even the gloomiest of regions! Somersault is that little bit of liquid sunshine.

With a beautiful dark golden color and lightly hopped aroma, Somersault immediately pleases two of the five senses. Centennial and Cascade hops create a sweet yet citrus flavor. New Belgium then sneaks a touch of
apricot, ginger root and oats into the mix creating an elegant, smooth, fruity beer.  Somersault is 5.2% ABV and medium bodied so you can enjoy this beauty all summer long.






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