Seasonal brews are some of the beers that many people look forward to over the course of the year, each one of them catering to the changes in the seasons, as well as the tastes of beer drinkers.
For Boulder Beer, they are bringing two seasonals you need to keep your eyes out for as they are two of their tastiest, Never Summer and Honey Saison. To find out more about what's happening with these two brews, we spoke exclusively with Boulder Beer brewmaster and co-owner David Zuckerman.
Examiner.com started off by first asking Zuckerman what's been happening with the brewery's seasonals lately and he went into some strong detail about Honey Saison.
"They’re doing well. We’ve come out with Never Summer again, which is our winter seasonal. It’s a nice, strong ale, and that came out about [two] months ago.
"We’ve just brewed Honey Saison, which will be our second year producing that. That is a 10% saison brewed with Colorado honey. I spent a day [two months] ago going around and sampling honeys. So that [has been] released during the first week of December, and it’s a really beautiful beer.
"Certainly for this particular beer, [honey distinguishes it from other saisons]. It has a very distinct honey aroma and flavor, so there’s no confusing that there is honey in the beer. It provides a nice refreshing, distinct aroma that’s unique from the typical saison," Zuckerman said.
Some breweries are a bit less nostalgic with their seasonal brews than Boulder Beer. Personally, it's nice to have varying beers to look forward to during each season, especially when it is a beer you thoroughly enjoy.
Zuckerman talked to us about why Boulder Beer decides to bring seasonals back from prior years and whether or not they consider changing them up.
"It’s a choice we make, but if you look at the brand rotations that we have versus others, you’ll notice we are probably a little bit more nostalgic than other breweries. I think we hold onto them longer than other breweries do.
"We are certainly looking at whether or not we want to refresh our seasonals, that’s always a conversation going on here. There’s certainly a life-cycle to beers and brands, so we kind of stick with what we have," Zuckerman said.
You can go visit Boulder Beer's brewery or check out their beers page to find out what their seasonal beers are and what is in season.