American Lagers for Independence Day
(New Glarus, Wisconsin). This is a collaborative beer from two companies led by women: New Glarus Brewing and Weyermann Malting. It’s crisp and malt driven, as you would expect a classic lager to be, but the Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops impart iconic noble-hop notes of grass, soft grapefruit essence and earthy florals. Smooth and balanced in the mouth, with a light green-tea astringency that adds texture to the biscuity malt core. A soft green-apple twang and mineral notes enliven the finish.
abv: 5% Price: $8/12 oz