New Belgium “Shift”
This pale lager is standard in many ways, but the thing that sets it apart from others in this style is the healthy hopping, which is more rare for the style. It is by no means hoppy, but is certainly more present than the standard. Likewise, bitterness is taken up a notch than would be expected. Fresh, and crisp, with a bready malt. This lightly bodied beer would go perfect on a summer afternoon, or as the label suggests… “You’ll want one, when your work is done.” The flavor decay is quick, and the alcohol low, making for an easy drinking lager. Definitely not a beer for experience sake, this is a session beer to enjoy in the company of friends.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Hops: Target, Nelson Sauvin, Liberty, Cascade
Malts: Pale, Munich, C-80