If you consider yourself a bit of a beer connoisseur, you won't want to miss our tips on expanding your beer menu into the new year!
Beer for the New Year
As we head into the health-conscious month of January, you hear of people instituting a “no drink” month. While we applaud their efforts to be more health-conscious with their beverage choices, wouldn’t you much rather enjoy what you want to drink all year round….in moderation of course?! That’s why we’re excited about some new beverages hitting the shelves after the New Year! You’ll be excited too, when you hear that they’re brought to you by favorites such as Budweiser, Blue Moon, and Corona.
We’re sure that you’re familiar with the hot commodity that is White Claw, that hard bubbly and flavorful seltzer that has you reaching for another drink. These new product offerings jump into the seltzer category, with a nod to their origins. Because we can’t pick a favorite, we’ll go in alphabetical order:
The beer-making giant that is Budweiser will be releasing Bud Light Seltzer, with flavors available in black cherry, strawberry, lemon-lime, and mango. The slim 12 fl. oz. cans boast 5% ABV, with just 100 calories and 2 grams of carbs. According to an article by Forbes, this beverage is for the Bud Light and seltzer drinkers, alike. With no after-taste and a light, bubbly seltzer finish, this one is for those anytime, easy-drinking occasions. They use a five-step filtration process to make this seltzer, with the highest quality ingredients, like sparkling water, real cane sugar, and natural fruit flavors.
If you’re a Bud Light or seltzer fan, this is one to pick up when it hits shelves during the month of January!
Blue Moon Light Sky
The Blue Moon brand favorite is coming out with a more flavorful, better-for-you option with Blue Moon Light Sky. This 4% ABV, 95-calorie, and 3.6 grams of carbs, light citrus beer is brewed with real tangerine peel and dry hopped with Azacca hops. You might be asking, what are Azacca hops and what makes them special? We had to look this one up too, and according to the American Dwarf Hop Association, Azacca is a hop big in citrus and tropical fruit tones. Its aromatic qualities have made it a go-to hop for varying styles of beer.
Blue Moon Light Sky is said to carry the Blue Moon signature haze. And according to the Behind the Beer MillerCoors blog, they wanted to brew something with all the flavors and qualities you’d expect from a Blue Moon beer, but positioned into a lighter, more-sessionable space that appeals to a new group of drinkers. Orange you glad this one’s coming out to try in February?
While we might not be encountering beach-worthy temperatures, we are hot to try the new Corona Seltzers! According to BeverageDaily.com, the 12 oz. slim can has 4.5% ABV, 90 calories and 0 grams of carbs and sugars. This unique refreshment profile is a plus to the seltzer category, as no other product boasts (yes, let’s say it again) 0 carbs and 0 sugars! And with flavors like blackberry lime, cherry, tropical lime, and mango, there are great options for every flavor profile. Coming in March, just in time to warm you up!
Saint Archer Gold
Touted as the ultimate light beer, this 12 oz. craft lager produced in San Diego, California, has 4.2% ABV with 95 calories and 2.6 carbs. It is inspired by traditional helles lagers, and is a light-bodied, flavorful, yet refreshing drink. We’re not all beer geeks here, so had to do some homework. Pronounced “hell-us” and translated as “bright”, “light”, or “pale”, helles is a German pale lager beer, chiefly produced in southern Germany (thank you Wikipedia). According to Craftbeer.com, helles lagers are a bit rounder or fuller-bodied than a light lager or an all-malt pilsner. It offers a touch of sweetness that balances a measurable addition of spicy German hop flavor and light bitterness. It certainly sounds tasty, and we’re excited to treat our taste buds in January!
Cheers to you and yours for a happy (and healthy) New Year!