New Beer: Weihenstephan, Tallgrass, Bell’s

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WEIHENSTEPHAN 1516 KELLERBIER
At 5.6% strength, its gets compelling character not from leftover yeast—in fact the beer is centrifuged to a precise degree, leaving only faint haze in its orange-amber color—but from an unusual combination of hops. Joining lemony-herbal Hallertauer Mittelfrüh is a rare heirloom hop called Hallertauer Record. Schäfer said that the variety has nearly disappeared—only one hectare grew last year—but he wanted its spicy character. It’s not a flashy beer meant for sipping and sampling; just a tasty one that will reward repeat drinking.

TALLGRASS HALF PIPE TART PALE ALE
Soured with lactobacillus, twice-kettled and dry-hopped, Half-Pipe finishes at 5.0% ABV. If you grew up playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater or watching the X-Games, this totally rad American pale ale with a tart kickflip is right up your ollie, er, I mean, alley.

BELL’S OATSMOBILE
Aromatic. Approachable. Unique. Intriguing. Happy-go-lucky. Full-bodied. And we’re not just talking about the horse. This hop-forward session pale ale uses a blend of classic and modern Pacific Northwest hops, including Mosaic, Equinox and Glacier, for a pungent blend of peach, mango and tropical aromas. The signature ingredient – oats – are what makesOatsmobile Ale stand apart, and gives it a body that you don’t see in most other session Pale Ales.

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