The heat of summer will be here in no time and New Belgium Brewing is ready for refreshment with its latest offering from their rotating fruit beer series, Tartastic Strawberry Lemon. Brewed with strawberry and lemon purees, each sip starts with a touch of tartness giving way to a creamy finish and a lingering sweetness. The aroma is pure fruit bliss while the beer drinks light and crisp.
“A great summer beer features fresh fruit flavors, just the right amount of sweetness and a quick flash of acidity to round things out,” said Ross Koenigs, New Belgium Research and Development Brewer. “Tartastic Strawberry Lemon is all of those things, and the result is a refreshing, easy drinker that offers a refreshing alternative to sweeter shandies and radlers.”
Tartastic Strawberry Lemon Stats
Tartastic pours a pale gold color with a soft strawberry hue. This light-bodied beer checks in at 4.2 percent ABV. At only 130 calories per 12 oz. serving, Tartastic Strawberry Lemon is a perfect go-to beverage for speedo season.
Malts: Pale and White Wheat
Special Ingredients: Strawberry puree, lemon puree and strawberry essence
Availability: Now nationally for a limited time in 12 oz. bottles and draft.
Also available this summer is Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA. This release sports a full array of juicy and fruity hop vibes, courtesy of an innovative dry hopping method occurring in the middle of fermentation.
“This liquid is the result of our research on how mid-fermentation dry hopping affects flavor outcome,” said Koenigs. “This new-to-us system allows more versatility integrating big hop characteristics into our beers. It’s a bit of a new world for us, and we’re excited to share our exploration with Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce.”
Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA Stats
Malts: Pale, Oats and Munich
Hops: Nugget, Centennial, Citra and Ekuanot
Special Ingredients: Guava and spruce
Availability: Now in select markets for a limited time in 16 oz. cans and draft.
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work, one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses and tops Bicycling Magazine’s Best Companies for Cyclists. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale, New Belgium brews fifteen year-round beers: Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Fat Tire Belgian White, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA, Sour Saison, Honey Orange Tripel, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Tartastic Fruit Beer Series, 1554 Black Lager, Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Style Ale, Trippel and a gluten-reduced beer, Glutiny Pale Ale.