Another entry in my occasional series of posts about variety 12-packs…
When is a 12-pack not a 12-pack? When it’s a “Brewer’s Dozen” of Saranac beers.
To help celebrate their 125th anniversary, the brewers of Saranac invited customers to have a pint “on the house.” How? They actually stuck an extra tall boy can into their 12-pack box.
I brought home the Adirondack Trail Mix to find three bottles each of four core Saranac brews, plus an bonus pint of Saranac Legacy IPA.
Saranac Legacy IPA was inspired by the brewery’s original recipe for one of the first American IPAs. It features a blend of historic, traditional, and innovative hops for an amazing aroma and full-bodied flavor (60 IBUs, 6.5% ABV).
The 12 pack also included:
- Saranac Pale Ale, a crisp, classic English Pale Ale (32 IBUs, 5.5% ABV).
- Saranac White IPA, a Belgian White aggressively hopped with with Citra hops for a citrusy character (50 IBUs, 6.0% ABV).
- Saranac Black Forest, don’t let the color fool you — this German-Style Schwarzbier beer is an easy drinker (5.3% ABV).
- Saranac Adirondack Lager, brewed in the German Lager tradition using Noble hops (5.5% ABV)
F.X. Matt Brewing Company in Utica, New York brews the Saranac line of beers. Congrats to the brewery on 125 years of brewing!