Since spring time is finally here we are celebrating over at City Spirits by tasting some great spring/summer beers this weekend!
First off, we'll be tasting Dogfish Head's "My Antonia". If you're an avid follower you probably remember our excitement when My Antonia came into the store. This is Dogfish Head's imperial pilsner that is continually hopped, giving it a light body but with a mild hop finish. I recommend this beer everytime someone asks for a good pizza beer, as it's light enough to resemble some of the domestic beers, but has much more flavor and substance.
We will also be tasting Alaskan Amber. This beer is actually an alt style beer, "alt" being the German word for "old" referring to the longer fermentation times it takes to make an alt beer. Alt beers or altbiers date back before lagers were born, but the cool fermentation that they undergo is very similar to the lagering of a beer giving it a cleaner, crisper finish. The addition of the malts in Alaska Amber make this beer the best of both worlds, giving you something with a strong malt character but still refreshing and easy drinking. Not to mention this beer has been winning awards since I was born!
Also stay tuned as next week we're expecting quite possibly my favorite summer beer, Ska Mexican Logger! We pride ourselves on our beer selection but we're also human and know that sometimes you're just craving a light Mexican lager. Well our friends at Ska Brewing in Durango, CO have got us covered with this annual summertime release. Mexican Logger is traditionally lagered and uses saaz hops, which are what give Czech pilsners that deliciously refreshing quality. So when it comes time to do some yard work don't forget to stop on by and grab your 6 pack of Mexican Logger, I promise you won't be disappointed!