You have got to love spring in the Pacific Northwest. Two of the most beautiful days you could ever imagine quickly (and do) turn into frozen winds and driving rain. That’s just the way it is around here and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
It was this thinking, along with an elementary choir recital, that brought about the name Springshine Golden Wheat for our spring 2016 seasonal release. Springshine blends the classic American Golden Ale with Bavarian wheat flavors and a juicy, tropical fruit flavor from a brand new hop called Azacca.
Azacca is a new American Dwarf hop that utilizes the juicy tropical flavors of a New Zealand hop with a dash of Pacific Northwest citrus. In Springshine, Azacca brings out the sweetness of the Great Western 2-Row brewer’s malt to give the drinker a golden ale unlike any other. The wheat boosts the smooth mouth feel of the beer without leaving behind any banana or clove flavors associated with wheat beers.
Look for Springshine Golden Wheat to pop up at Albertsons stores across the Treasure Valley and on draft at your favorite craft beer bars and growler stations. It will brighten your day wherever you are, especially if it’s a dark and stormy spring day in the Northwest.