This unfiltered lager is the perfect brew for spring—flavorful enough for cooler weather but with a balance of bright citrus & crisp maltiness that herald the warmer months to come. A single hop brew with Noble Tettnang hops from the foothills of the Alps, its smooth, refreshing & unique.
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This bright citrusy unfiltered lager is both satisfying and refreshing making it the perfect transition from winter’s heavier brews to the lighter beers of summer. Borne of our many trips to Germany, Alpine Spring features a unique blend of lager attributes: the balanced maltiness and hoppiness of a Helles, the smoothness of a spring bock, and the unfiltered appearance of a Kellerbier. Tettnang Noble hops from the foothills of the Alps add a bright orange-citrusy character while honey malt creates a touch of sweetness to this flavorful spring brew.
To create a sessionable yet flavorful spring brew we wanted to feature a single hop brew with the delicate citrus notes of Tettnang Noble hops. These special hops come from one of the oldest growing regions in the world at the foothills of Alps in in Germany where we arranged to have them flown in as bales of fresh-picked whole flowers, selected specifically for dry hopping Alpine Spring. To create a subtle sweetness that rounds out this crisp brew we use a combination of pale and honey malts Samuel Adams Alpine Spring goes to keg and bottle as a young beer, only a few weeks old, resulting in an unfiltered haziness and the soft fruity esters of a beer fresh out of the fermentation tank.
We set out to create a beer that was perfect for spring from start to finish: flavorful enough for the early cold days yet refreshing for the start to warmer days ahead. We’ve always admired the excellence of a small group of German lagers, with their soft underlying maltiness, clear notes of Noble aroma hops, and clean bitterness.