The Brew (June 2010)
The Saint Hard Apple Cider
The Saint from The Crispin Cider Company is a hard apple cider that uses rack-aged apple wine fermented with Belgian Trappist beer yeast and finished with organic maple syrup. This process gives it sweet floral aromas with a yeasty herbal complexity and a full-bodied flavor. It’s filtered cold for crispness and is made with no sugar, colorants or benzoate preservatives. To ensure the taste profile, tilt and swirl to dispense the apple wine sediment evenly. www.CrispinOverIce.com.
Moosehead Light Lime
Moosehead Light introduces Moosehead Light Lime beer to the U.S., having launched in June 2009 in Atlantic Canada. The beer has a crisp, clean taste like Moosehead Light with the addition of 100 percent natural lime flavor. Moosehead Light Lime is served in 12-ounce bottles and is available on-premise in six states: Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. www.moosehead.ca.
The Geordie Schooner, a pub glass from Newcastle Brewing Co., is making its debut stateside for use with Newcastle Brown Ale. It features a wide rim and robust shape to highlight the caramel aromas of Newcastle. The Schooner’s nucleated bottom with etched star allows CO2 bubbles to escape, keeping the beer tasting fresh. The 16- and 20-ounce Geordie Schooner will be used in select bars and restaurants nationwide. A 5-ounce sampling glass and 17-inch tip jar also will be available in select markets. www.newcastlebrown.com.