Harrisburg, PA – With hot temperatures right around the corner, the Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official brewers guild, has released its list of Summer Beer Suggestions. The beers come from brewers located in all parts of the state, and offer consumers a wide variety sure to excite the taste buds as days and nights heat up. As part of announcing the list, the BOP is also launching a Summer Road Trip, an exciting excursion to sample the eight selections.
“Pennsylvania continues to develop into the Bavaria of the West,” said Dan LaBert, Executive Director of the Brewers of Pennsylvania. “The craft brewing industry in Pennsylvania is extremely strong, generating $1.1 billion in direct economic benefits to communities throughout the Commonwealth. The brews that made the BOP’s Summer Beer Suggestions are uniquely crafted, and serve as examples of why many consider Pennsylvania products to be the gold standards in the craft beer industry.”
Summer Road Trip
When the warmer temps arrive, excursions get planned. Beer enthusiasts and casual beer drinkers now have another opportunity to hit the road. The BOP is launching the Summer Road Trip, which invites consumers to travel to experience the eight Summer Beer Suggestions. To participate, all consumers need to do is download the free Brewers of Pennsylvania mobile app. The BOP app, available on both iPhones and Android, allows people to check-in with their mobile device. When someone visits four of the eight brewers on the list below, they’ll receive unique Brewers of Pennsylvania swag via the app’s Reward Program. When someone visits all eight brewers, they’ll receive even more swag, and a free entrance to next year’s PA Flavor, an event that brings together up to 40 Pennsylvania breweries along with 20 PA preferred food producers and 20 PA preferred restaurants for a unique sampling experience (must be 21 or older). The BOP Summer Road Trip begins immediately and will run through August. To download the free app, visit . . .
Brewers of Pennsylvania’s Summer Beer Suggestions
What Consumers Need to Know:
A perfect brew to complement the bright sparkling taste of summer. This hefeweizen carries a distinct banana ester profile, and crisp finish. No bananas were harmed or peeled in the brewing of this beer. It's just a little side benefit that the brewer’s German yeast strain provides.
What Consumers Need to Know: Tastes just like a margarita! Kettle soured ale with loads of lime and a touch of orange to give a traditional margarita flavor.
What Consumers Need to Know: Fight fire with fire this summer. Bold, beautiful and refreshing. This pale ale boasts the perfect fusion of sweet mango and clean habanero heat.
SHADY SPOT LEMON SHANDY
What Consumers Need to Know: Shandy may be fairly new to these shores, but the idea of beer and lemonade mingling together in beautiful, refreshing taste-bud-tingling harmony has been known overseas for centuries. There’s nothing more appropriate on a hot summer day than a Shandy. Shady Spot is brewed in the traditional dry English-style way.
What Consumers Need to Know: A lightly hopped, dry saison with notes of peppercorn and a slight lavender finish. This floral beer appeals to saison aficionados as well as casual beer drinkers.
DOUBLE CITRUS IPA
What Consumers Need to Know: A dry imperial India Pale Ale with a crisp malt backbone that exhibits a slight honey character which helps to balance the hop profile of pine, orange and lemongrass.
UNCLE JACKSON'S BLONDE ALE
What Consumers Need to Know: Named after the legendary Koehler poster boy, this smooth and delicious blonde ale is golden in appearance and full in body. Food compliments are salads, fish, and chicken.
What Consumers Need to Know: Crafted with the finest American two-row and six-row barley and corn, Lionshead Light, a light American lager, is crisp, clean and slightly dry with some residual sweetness. Perfect for a hot summer day!
About the Brewers of Pennsylvania
The Brewers of Pennsylvania is a 501c6 trade association that brings together leaders of Pa.-based breweries in order to promote and protect the brewing industry in the state. The Brewers of Pennsylvania, a strong and influential organization, serves the consuming public of Pa. by encouraging brand diversity in the market. BOP members employ an estimated 10,000 employees earning $296 million in wages and generating $1.1 billion in direct economic benefits to communities throughout the state. Its signature annual event is the popular Meeting of the Malts.