US: A-B launches new seasonal brew
US brewer Anheuser-Busch is adding a new beer to its seasonal range with the launch of Sun Dog Amber Wheat this spring.
Sun Dog is an unfiltered 5.3% abv wheat beer, brewed at Anheuser-Busch's Fort Collins brewery in Colorado.
In addition to being served in bars and restaurants - with a distinctive tap marker featuring a dog wearing sunglasses and carrying a bright red Frisbee - the beer will also be available in six-packs at grocery and convenience stores.
"Wheat beers are one of my favourite styles to brew because of their versatility," said A-B brewmaster Florian Kuplent. "From Bavarian to Belgian to American, each style has its own colour, aroma and taste. Our take on the American amber wheat ale is a luminous deep amber colour with a slight caramel sweetness and refreshing citrus note."
The new beer will replace Spring Heat Spiced Wheat in A-B's seasonal range. Spring Heat Spiced Wheat is to become an all-year-round offering, and is being re-branded as Shock Top Belgian White.
The other brews in A-B's seasonal range, launched three years ago, are Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale, Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale and Beach Bum Blonde Ale.
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