Boston Beer Co.’s Samuel Adams brand is unveiling a new seasonal brew, Alpine Spring.
Alpine Spring will be available from January through April, priced at around $7.99 per six-pack, at 5.5%-abv and classified as an unfiltered wheat lager.
Brewed especially for the season, this bright citrusy unfiltered lager is both satisfying and refreshing. It’s the perfect transition from winter’s heavier brews to the lighter beers of summer. Borne of our brewers’ many trips to Germany, Alpine Spring features a unique blend of lager attributes: the balanced maltiness and hoppiness of a Helles, the smoothness and slightly higher alcohol of a traditional spring bock, and the unfiltered appearance of a Kellerbier. The beer is brewed with Noble Tettnang hops to add a unique, bright orange-citrusy aroma and flavor.
Flavor: Crisp and slightly sweet with bright citrus and spicy hop notes
Color: Hazy Golden / 9 SRM
Original Gravity: 14.2 Plato
Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 5.5%ABV – 4.3%ABW
Calories/12 oz.: 186
Malt Varieties: Two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, Honey malt Hop Variety: Tettnang Tettnanger Noble hops Special Ingredients: Tettnang Tettnanger hops from original hop gardens in the foothills of the Alps Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams lager yeast
Availability: Seasonal (January – March) in six-packs, 12-packs and on draft. It is also available in the Samuel Adams Brewer’s Choice Variety 12-Pack
First Brewed: 2012
Alpine Spring replaces Noble Pils as Sam Adams’ spring seasonal. Noble Pils is now moving to year-round availability as part of the brand’s Brewmasters Collection.
Noble Pils is an AWESOME beer. One of the best I’ve had. If Alpine Spring is anything close, this should be a fan favorite for sure.
As a side note, Noble Pils also introduced me to perhaps my favorite beer glass of all time: