Hop into Spring with refreshing and flavorful craft beer

Do the winter doldrums have you thirsty for spring? Small and independent craft brewers have a selection of mouthwatering seasonal offerings to help quench your longing and leap into the new season. Today, CraftBeer.com—the Brewers Association (BA) website for beer lovers—released its list of spring seasonal craft beers produced by BA members.

“Now more than ever spring craft beers are anticipated and sought after by beer lovers everywhere," said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and craft beer program director of the Brewers Association. "These beers are reflective of the innovative nature of today's small and independent craft brewers.”

Many of the spring seasonal craft beers featured on CraftBeer.com contain ingredients such as specialty malted barley, wheat, oats and fruits including grapefruit, orange, pineapple and mango, which provide balanced refreshment and full flavor.

Spring into the new season with some of these tasty offerings:

·         Back Forty Beer Co. | Scotch Ale | Gadsden, AL

·         Bell's Brewery, Inc. | Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale |Comstock & Kalamazoo, MI

·         Boulder Beer Company | A Honey of a Saison | Boulder, CO

·         Brewery Ommegang | Glimmerglass | Cooperstown, NY

·         Eel River Brewing Company Inc. |  Earth Thirst Double IPA |Fortuna, CA

·         Epic Brewing Company | Santa Cruz Brown Ale | Salt Lake City, UT

·         Flat 12 Bierwerks | Nunmoere Black | Indianapolis, IN

·         Great Divide Brewing Co. | Orabelle | Denver, CO

·         Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company  | Lazy Saison  | Kiln, MS

·         Reuben's Brews | American Brown | Seattle, WA

·         Samuel Adams  | Samuel Adams Cold Snap | Boston, MA

Visit CraftBeer.com’s “Warm-Up with Craft Beer's Spring Seasonals” for a more comprehensive list of craft beer spring seasonal selections and descriptions. To round out the experience, consider a tour at your local craft brewery.

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today's craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com and about homebrewing via the BA's American Homebrewers Association. Follow us on Twitter.