Schlafly brings back summer favorite, debuts new summer saison
I believe my first taste of the beer I would later describe as my ‘beer of summer 2016’ came on April 7th of that year, when I was taste testing the new Summer Patio Pack from Schlafly. There were two highlights from that pack, the Raspberry Hefeweizen, a sessionable wheat ale brewed with real raspberry purée and Summer Lager.
Summer Lager wasn’t just a simple name of a seasonal beer, no it was so much more. See, I’m a simple beer lover, and I have simple ways of defining my feelings towards a brew. In the summer it can go one of two ways. Do I want to drink this beer at the beach in Seaside, Florida or do I want to drink this beer after I cut my lawn and that of my neighbors. Rarely do I find the same beer for both, but that is what Summer Lager came to be. My perfect beach lounging grass cutting beer of summer.
Now, starting today, my beer of summer is back, and it returns bearing gifts. Schlafly announced today that Summer Lager (4.5% ABV) is being released, along with a new summer offering Tropical Saison (7.5%ABV).
“Summer is right around the corner, and these beers can help to create a paradise in your own backyard,” says Founding Brewer Stephen Hale. “Summer Lager is a warm-weather favorite so we’re excited to bring it back in cans this year. Tropical Saison has been a popular draft selection at our brewpubs, and the beer’s release in cans is your perfect grilling companion.”
Tropical Saison is a hazy, golden-hued beer, fermented with passionfruit during the saison process for a combination of slightly tart flavors and juicy tropical fruit. The beach-inspired brew is a crisp and light beer with all the refreshing tastes of the tropics. “This new beer is all the saison sophistication you know and love with passionfruit. It’s the perfect can of beer to sip by the pool, while grilling or for an at-home happy hour after work,” Hale explains. Available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans
Summer Lager returns for the first time in 12-packs of 16-ounce cans. This sessionable Helles-Style Summer Lager offers a smooth, maltier and hoppier alternative to light lagers. Summer lager is a bright, golden beer, wholly representative of what summertime should taste like. The malt imparts a fresh grain character, while the German hops lends notes of spice and lemon. “We use German hops to brew a true light lager and create an easy-to-drink beer that’s refreshing with citrus. You can drink this beer while basking in the summer rays. Now with its return in cans, Summer Lager will be the ultimate portable porchside pint,” continued Hale.
Tropical Saison is available for $9.99 in six-pack, 12-ounce cans and Summer Lager is available for $13.99 in 12-pack, 16-ounce cans.