Samuel Adams has two new — well, make that one new and one old — beer on the market for a limited time.
Escape Route is a kolsch made for the transition from winter to spring. Made with Alsatian Strisselspalt and Aramis hops, it’s unfiltered and 5 percent alcohol by volume.
It “uses an untraditional yeast strain that ferments at ale-like temperatures but is then cold-conditioned like a lager,” the brewery said. “Escape Route is our take on this hybrid style and utilizes this same traditional method and yeast to create the subtle fruit notes of an ale and the smooth crispness of a lager for a bright, refreshing brew.”
Meanwhile, Double Bock, the brewery’s first spring seasonal released in 1988, is back.
"Brewed with over a half a pound of malt per bottle, almost as much as a loaf of bread, the malt gives this brew a deep mahogany color, caramel sweetness and velvety smooth body that is balanced by the subtle citrus of German Noble hops,” the brewery said.
It’s 9.5 percent alcohol by volume.
Escape Route is available in six-packs and as part of the Samuel Adams Spring Brews Variety 12-Pack. Double Bock is available in 22-ounce bottles and draft.