11 June 2010
Today was interesting for a lot of reasons, and I’m not really talking about my “marble-mouthed-morning.” Yes I felt a little tongue-tied today, but the real story was our beer and it’s packaging. Today we sampled a brand new beer and our second pre-release beer in 4-weeks. The competitive me always like to be the first to cross the finish line and beer is no different. I really enjoy being the first to get to sample a new beer AND the first to bring it to all of you.
Today’s beer of the week was Lancaster Kolsch Summer Seasonal. Now this is a big story on it’s own because this beer isn’t available to the public yet. It premiered this week at Philly beer week and should be in stores soon…but for now we’re the first to get to try it. The second big story is cans. This beer is a golf, camping, portable beer and Lancaster even spells that out on the packaging. Cans protect the beer from light and cans have a great environment story as well. Turns out cans get recycled more and save roughly 6oz of gas per can in energy costs.
As I mentioned on the show this beer is brewed and packaged at our very own Lion Brewery. I reported back in Nov on the removal of the Soaker at Lion and the end of their 16oz returnable production…which in turn made way for their new canning line. I’ve seen the Lionshead and Lionshead Light in cans, but this is the first contract brew in a can I’ve seen come out of Lion…very exciting.
So how was the beer you may be asking? It was a really tasty easy drinking summer lager. Now I’m sure if you ask in the comments here or on WILK, Nancy John & Joe will be happy to reply, but I’m happy to report everyone really enjoyed today’s beer…which for me is success.
Try it for yourself (when it comes out) and let me know what you think, and stay tuned for more great beers coming soon.
So what beer should we taste next Friday? You beer-input is always appreciated so please comment or e-Mail us. Thanks to John, Nancy, Joe & Bosco for yet another fun Friday.
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