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6 Spring Beer Styles to Celebrate Winter’s End

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Beer

spring beer styles

As the last remnants of winter fade away and the days grow longer, it’s time to bid farewell to heavy stouts and winter warmers and welcome in the light, refreshing flavors of spring. What better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with a selection of crisp, easy-drinking beers perfectly suited for the warmer seasons ahead? From blonde ales to session IPAs, here are six spring beer styles that are sure to make winter’s end a cause for celebration.

6 Spring Beer Styles for Easy Sippin’

  1. Blonde Ale

Blonde ales are renowned for their approachable and versatile nature. Often considered an entry point for newcomers to craft beer, these ales offer a smooth and malt-forward experience. While they typically exhibit a clean and crisp profile, some variations may feature a subtle hint of fruitiness in both aroma and taste, adding an extra layer of complexity. Despite their light appearance, blonde ales can surprise with a depth of flavor that makes them enjoyable for casual drinkers and seasoned enthusiasts alike.

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  1. American Lager

The epitome of refreshment, American lagers are revered for their light body, pale hue, and unparalleled drinkability. Brewed to be crisp and clean, these lagers offer a neutral flavor profile with minimal bitterness, making them ideal companions for warm spring days. With an alcohol by volume (ABV) ranging between 4.2% and 5.3%, American lagers are sessionable, allowing extended enjoyment without overwhelming the palate. 

  1. Cream Ale

Combining the best elements of both ales and lagers, cream ales offer a unique and satisfying drinking experience. Highly carbonated and exceptionally refreshing, these ales share similarities with American lagers but boast more character. Corn is often incorporated into the grain bill to enhance ABV without compromising the beer’s light body and crisp finish. The result is a beer that is easy to drink yet full of subtle nuances that engage the taste buds. 

  1. German Pils

German Pilsners are revered for their dryness, bitterness, and unparalleled drinkability. Crafted using noble hops, these lagers showcase a delightful blend of herbal and spicy notes in aroma and taste. Despite their assertive bitterness, German Pilsners maintain a crisp and clean profile, making them an excellent choice for springtime sipping. Whether enjoyed alone or with a hearty meal, these beers offer a refreshing alternative that will satisfy even the most discerning palate.

  1. American Wheat Ale

With their grainy, bready flavor profile and high carbonation, American wheat ales are the epitome of springtime refreshment. While they share similarities with their German counterparts, American wheat ales typically lack the banana and clove flavors of Weissbiers, allowing the beer’s natural graininess to shine through. Whether enjoyed on a sunny patio or as a companion to a leisurely afternoon barbecue, these ales offer a light and satisfying drinking experience that is perfect for changing seasons.

  1. Session IPA

For those who crave the bold flavors of an IPA without the high alcohol content, session IPAs are the perfect solution. Designed to be enjoyed in multiples, these beers balance hop and malt character while maintaining a lower ABV. With a wide range of hop profiles, session IPAs offer something for every palate, whether you prefer the tropical fruitiness of Citra hops or the piney bitterness of Cascade.

Ready To Try Some New Beer Styles? Come To Curious Cork!

Our craft beer bar features a rotating selection of 18 brews, ensuring there’s always something new and exciting to try. With self-pour technology from PourMyBeer, you can explore at your own pace without the hassle of long lines at the bar. So whether you’re a seasoned craft beer aficionado or simply curious to try something different, we invite you to join us and toast to good company, unforgettable experiences, and the arrival of spring. 

Contact us at (407) 794-2729 to begin your beer-tasting journey today. Cheers!