PubCrawler.com Beer News
Saranac Legacy IPA
This year, Matt Brewing Co., aka Saranac to many, is celebrating its 125th anniversary (it started back in 1888 as West End Brewing) and in honor of the hallmark occasion, they’ve released Legacy IPA, which blends old school and new school hops. Check it out as we give the new beer a spin.
Hangar 24 Orange Wheat
Looking for a refreshing beer for summer? Check out Hangar 24 Orange Wheat, an American wheat beer brewed with locally grown California oranges.
Watch as we get a sneak-peak at the newest beer from Founders Brewing: Rubaeus, an ale fermented with a ton of fresh raspberries. It’s fruity, earthy, slightly tart and a perfect refresher during the summer heat.
Summit Meridian Session Ale
This week we pop open the first offering from Summit Brewing’s Union Series, designed to spotlight new malt and hop varieties. The first up is Meridian Session Ale, which is inspired by traditionally low-ABV Belgian table beers and features Meridian hops from Oregon and Concerto pale malt from the U.K.
Brewing greener healthcare
Healthcare and the environment are hot-button issues, but just add beer to the mix and good things start to happen. A La Crosse, Wis.-based hospital, Gunderson Lutheran Health System, installed an engine at nearby City Brewery to capture and clean its waste treatment bio-gas and recycle it into electricity that’s transferred to the power grid, where it offsets about 13 percent of the energy used on Gunderson Lutheran’s two campuses—the equivalent of powering nearly 300 residential homes. Additionally, the heat generated by the engine is reused in the brewery’s waste treatment process, bringing the cycle full-circle. The entire initiative is a win-win-win: The brewery’s environmental impact decreases; Gunderson Lutheran moves closer to energy independence; and patients walk away with high cost savings. –Carrie Anton