Posted August 24, 2018
Category: Beer News, Beers
When Ginger Lemon Radler made its debut in the summer of 2014, it became immediately clear that we were on to something. Originally released in our Sample 12 pack and on draft as a summer seasonal, Ginger Lemon Radler caught fire and became the summer beer of choice and spawned the creation of #TeamRadler, the beer’s super unofficially official fan club on social media. In 2015, with the debut of our canned offerings, Ginger Lemon Radler was available in its own six-pack from April to August. As fall approached, we found ourselves echoing the sentiment we were hearing from our fans, “We need more Radler!” To this end, our innovation team created Cranberry Orange Radler. While Cranberry Orange Radler had a super successful run, we recognize the importance of allowing our brewing and lab folks the freedom to experiment and play with new styles, processes and ingredients. The brand new, super delicious outcome of adhering to and celebrating this notion is Tart Apple Radler!
Beginning in early September, Tart Apple Radler will be available exclusively in six-packs of 12oz cans. Using our experiences from creating Ginger Lemon Radler and Cranberry Orange Radler, we’ll follow the same process, but instead of using ginger and lemon juice, we’ll add tart apple juice and just a touch of lemon juice to the beer.
Pouring a hazy golden color, Tart Apple Radler opens with aromas of tart green apple juice backed by a subtle sweetness from the Unfiltered Wheat Beer base. Unsurprisingly, slightly puckering apple and lemon dominate the flavor but give way to a bready malt sweetness and a spritzy finish that wavers between apple, lemon and slight citrus notes from the base beer. Eminently drinkable and refreshing, Tart Apple Radler is the ultimate post-activity beer even if you’re doing nothing more strenuous than lifting it to your lips.
Aroma – Tart apple, bright lemon
Malt – Slightly sweet, bready flavor
Hops – Low bitterness and flavor
Balance – Tart, juicy apple, citrus acidity
Body – Light
Alcohol by Volume – 4.1%
IBUs – 12
Color – 6 EBC
Apple-glazed pork chops, sharp cheddar cheese, chicken curry, ginger cookies
Tart Apple Radler debuts in the Greater Kansas City Area, exclusively in six-packs of 12oz cans, starting on September 4th. Areas that typically see Boulevard seasonal beers like Ginger Lemon Radler, Berliner Weisse and Tough Kitty Milk Stout should expect to see Tart Apple Radler in the coming weeks. Please note that we do not have access to our distributors’ delivery schedules and will be unable to confirm when six-packs of Radler are available near you.
- Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer