Up here in Yorkshire the weather has been absolutely beautiful this week--spring has truly sprung. Between the blooming daffodils, baby lambs and perfect temperatures we've had a hard time staying in the office. Indeed, the other day our director Mark sat outside in a lounger all day wearing the most ridiculous hat. Nevertheless, his car-park holiday has inspired us to take advantage of the nice weather and head outside with our favorite beer.

Remember how I told you how convenient beer in cans was for outdoor activities like walks and picnics? Well, just in time for relaxing springtime picnics, we've got gorgeous Rooster's Brewing Co. beers in a can for subscribers to both our Normal and Strong Beer Club for April! In the interest of full-disclosure, the crew at Rooster's are personal friends of mine. But I wouldn't be friends with people who sold terrible beer and I am

Up here in Yorkshire the weather has been absolutely beautiful this week--spring has truly sprung. Between the blooming daffodils, baby lambs and perfect temperatures we've had a hard time staying in the office. Indeed, the other day our director Mark sat outside in a lounger all day wearing the most ridiculous hat. Nevertheless, his car-park holiday has inspired us to take advantage of the nice weather and head outside with our favorite beer.

Remember how I told you how convenient beer in cans was for outdoor activities like walks and picnics? Well, just in time for relaxing springtime picnics, we've got gorgeous Rooster's Brewing Co. beers in a can for subscribers to both our Normal and Strong Beer Club for April! In the interest of full-disclosure, the crew at Rooster's are personal friends of mine. But I wouldn't be friends with people who sold terrible beer and I am SO happy that we've finally gotten their beers in stock. I can't wait to grab a six-pack of these and head outside.

 

Both cases will include the International Brewing Awards Bronze Medal Winner Baby-Faced Assassin IPA. Chocked full of 100% Citra hops, this refreshing IPA has intense citrus and tropical fruit aromas and big mango, lemon, orange zest and floral flavors that are contrasted by a bold bitterness. Stepping down a notch in the ABV (but not flavor) department, both the Normal and Strong cases will also be getting the Citra-and-Chinook-hopped Fort Smith IPA and the classic Yankee™ pale ale.

Fans of sour, funky beers will be happy to see the Siren Craft Brew Calypso Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse. The version that'll be showing up in each of the Normal and Strong Beer Clubs this month is the one that is dry-hopped with the gorgeous Simcoe and Comet hops. Expect bright grapefruit, lemon and passionfruit flavors on top of a thirst-quenching tartness. It's a beauty to enjoy the in the sunshine.

Finally, for those who don't have time for a BBQ, we've got the smoky and interesting Schlenkerla Rauchbier Fastenbier (Lentbier.) A Rauchbier is a classic German beer that is made using smoked malts. Both the Normal and Strong Clubs will find this amazing Rauchbier that brings together meat, smoke and wood with just a bit of sweet maltiness and earthy hops. Reminiscent of grilling meat over a campfire, this is a must-try if you're a fan of Rauchbiers or want to try something really interesting.

To top all of this off, besides a bunch of other great beers, each Beer Club this month will also receive a FREE Brooklyn Brewery pint glass.

All the more easy for you to enjoy delicious beer from your Beer Hawk Beer Club subscription while enjoying a good bit of sunshine. Enjoy!

--Maggie

Beer Sommelier