Warmer weather is here, and the Bucks County Ale Trail has new spring and summer brews (available for pick-up). Try them all with your passport.
Broken Goblet Brewing in Bensalem: The Steinbeiser’s Buried Treasure Nitro Watermelon Cream Ale is 4.6 percent and a Goblet Flagship cream ale that has been conditioned on a treasure trove of watermelon and was canned with liquid nitrogen to create a rich and creamy floral ale with a subtle sweetness.
Bucks County Brewery in Pipersville: The Tart Chuicy is the Chuicy Chowey Wowie with cranberry and tart cherry added. Who needs a cranberry cocktail when you have Tart Chuicy?
Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie and Peddler’s Village: Helles Lager brewed with a base of pilsner malt and a variety of specialty grains, Sun Servants is hopped with Loral, then cold conditioned for weeks leading up to spring. Taste notes of fresh honeysuckle, white grapes, lemon, fresh bread and even hay.
Geronimo Brewing in Doylestown: The traditional Pub Ale is easy drinking to let you savor the coming end of winter and start of spring. Hints of caramel and toffee with a perfectly blended bitterness.
Great Barn Farm to Glass Tap Room in New Hope: Kintnerweizen is brewed with equal parts wheat and the brewery’s own farm-grown barley craft malts. Kintnerweizen Hefeweizen is malt-forward and full bodied with a smooth, crisp taste. This golden-yellow wheat beer has a meringue-like head. It’s truly refreshing and food-friendly. Drink this all day with pretzels and cheese.
Iron Hill Brewery in Newtown: Rising Sun IPA may be an American IPA in style, but its feel and flavor come from its Japanese Sorachi Ace single-hop recipe. Bursting with notes of lemon and coconut, every sip is light and well-balanced. But this nimble brew still has that hop-kick you’re looking for.
Langhorne Brewing Company in Langhorne: Can’t go wrong for spring or summer with the Raspberry Wheat beer for a refreshing raspberry taste.
Mad Princes Brewing Co. in Doylestown: Grab yourself a Peaches-N-Cream – light in color, light in body, fruity but not sweet and not a bit o’ bitterness to be found. Finished with Australian Galaxy hops and “dry-hopped” with tangerine peels for a fruit bomb kinda nose.
Moss Mill Brewing Co. in Huntingdon Valley: An easy drinking, slightly salty, refreshing 3.3 percent ABV brew that fits this summer weather perfectly is Guava Tears.
Naked Brewing Co. in Huntingdon Valley & Bristol: The Birthday Cat is a celebration for the Naked Brewing Company’s 11th birthday. With hazy IPAs and DDH with Citiva and Zamba, this brew certainly lives up to its name. Every day feels like a party while drinking this Birthday Cat.
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. in Croydon & New Hope: Neshaminy Creek brewed up a classic, Belgian Style Wheat Ale with White Wheat & Flaked Oats, called Beach Fuzz for warm weather months. Hopped in the kettle with Saaz hops, and then conditioned on peach puree, the result is a bright and zesty Belgian Wheat ale, with a soft malt character, hints of spice and loaded with stone fruit flavors.
Newtown Brewing Co. in Newtown: Using all Czech floor malted pilsner and Czech Saaz hops, Check Ya Later is a light bodied, refreshing light lager that’s sure to quench that thirst and definitely won’t leave you dazed and confused.
Odd Logic Brewing Company in Bristol: Clairvoyance is a 4.5 percent Belgian Saison that’s light, bright and perfectly refreshing for this beautiful spring weather.
Red Lion Brewery in Quakertown: Lion Bines IPA brew utilizes Cascade, Chinook and Centennial hop, all of which are super aromatic. Reminiscent of lemon verbena, lime juice and peach gummy rings.
Second Sin Brewing Company in Bristol: There are several spring brews here – Home Phield Advantage & Lil’ Slugger Release, a DDH NEIPA brewed with Citra and Centennial is perfect for watching the start of another championship season; Paid Advertisement Release, a kettle-sourced beer brewed with lactose and re-fermented with hundreds of pounds of mangoes and peaches, before a period of conditioning on Madagascar vanilla beans (tons of flaked oats and wheat in the mash contribute to a silky smooth bodied beer that is tart, sweet and fruity); and The Pink One, a kettle-sourced beer with Hibiscus and dry hopped with Citra Cryo, the beer is a bright pink color from the hibiscus and the flavor is tart with floral and berry notes, finishing with underlying citrus from the dry hops.
The Proper Brewing Co. in Quakertown: Try Blondie Bree, a proper easy drinking staple ale with a nice subtle sweetness, yet is dry, refreshing and finished with a Kolsch yeast that really brings great flavor.
Tower Hill Brewery in Chalfont: Everyone gets a little bitter during the holidays, so why not have a beer to match the attitude? The Special Bitter is a traditional English pub ale with a smooth caramel flavor balanced with Noble hops.
Two Rivers Brewing Co. in Quakertown: Blood Orange/Mango Dutchtown Smoothie is a soft and hazy DIPA that’s brewed with copious amounts of lactose, Mango and Blood Orange puree and a touch of vanilla. Double dry hopped with Citra and El Dorado. Flavors of tropical smoothie, marshmallows and orange Julius.
Vault Brewing Co. in Yardley: Get your vitamin C fix with orange Drips, a new seasonal brew. Citra Orange and Tangerine Puree with Madagascar Vanilla.
Warwick Farm Brewing in Jamison: The Lemon Shandy is finally back. Look no further for the perfect summer beer. This is a clean German lager beer mixed with Warwick Farm Brewing’s favorite lemonade.
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