STAFF PICKS: FOUR BEERS FOR YOUR MEMORIAL DAY SHINDIG!

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and whatever it is that you’re doing, you’ll need to lose yourself in an amazing ale. Any of these staff picks will set the tone for your shindig, whether it’s grillin’ or float trippin’!! Have an amazing holiday weekend, and please, drink responsibly!

 

Bell’s Oberon Ale

Bell's oberon ale

Wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer. ABV 5.8%

Sierra Nevada Summerfest

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Summerfest is brewed to feature the best of Bohemian nature. Crisp, golden, dry and incredibly drinkable, Summerfest has a delicate and complex malt flavor and spicy and floral hop character—the perfect warm weather beer. ABV: 5.0%

Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale

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The Vanilla Cream Ale is brewed with a unique blend of spices inspired by “gruit” brewing. Gruit is German for “herbs” and is an ancient way of bittering and flavoring beer using roots, spices, flowers and berries.  NYFVCA combines a lightly sweet flavor with a smooth finish. ABV: 4.1%

Boulevard Sampler Twelve

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The Boulevard Sampler 12 pack features:

Ginger Lemon Radler –  A zesty, refreshing take on the tradition of mixing beer with soda or lemonade to create a light, thirst-quenching beverage ideal for warm weather. ABV: 4.05%; Unfiltered Wheat – a lively, refreshing ale with a natural citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. An easy drinking American-style wheat beer that has become Boulevard’s most popular offering, ABV: 4.4%; Heavy Lifting IPA – Exploding with flavor and a huge helping of five remarkably zesty and piney hops (Centennial, Citra, Amarillo, Topaz and Cascade)ABV: 6.2%

New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA

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Now in at Randall’s – Rampant IIPA

A burly and bitter Imperial IPA, Rampant pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand this beer up, but Rampant’s finish is bone-dry.