Providence, R.I. – Today, Narragansett Beer celebrates the return of summer with its seasonal craft brew, Summer Ale. Available in the classic 16 oz. Tallboys, this year Narragansett also debuts a 12 oz. can, perfect for toting a case to a neighborhood barbeque or day at the beach. Introduced in 2011, Summer Ale is the first summer seasonal released by the brand in its more than 120-year history. Wildly popular among beer drinkers, Summer Ale has received critical acclaim since its introduction, including a Silver Medal at the 2011 World Beer Championship.
Narragansett Summer Ale is brewed under the supervision of award-winning Brewmaster Sean Larkin at North American Brewery in Rochester, N.Y. This easy-drinking light session ale features two-row pale malt and Citra hops, an increasingly popular variety that complements the pale malt perfectly. Golden blonde in color, its pour produces a generous white head and balanced carbonation. The malt flavor is smooth and subtle, balanced out by a crisp hop bitterness that delivers natural notes of grapefruit and passion fruit. Summer Ale is 4.2 percent Alcohol by Volume and 24 IBUs.
To celebrate the release of Summer Ale, Narragansett is launching the “First Taste of Summer” photo contest. The contest encourages ‘Gansett fans to Instagram or Tweet a photograph of themselves enjoying the beer with the hashtag #FirstTasteOfSummer for the chance to win a case of the beer. Also, Narragansett will be hosting a “First Taste of Summer” party at The Ocean Mist in Matunuck Beach, R.I., on May 4, complete with prizes, drink specials and local bands.
Summer Ale is available at leading package stores, bars, and restaurants on draught and in 16 oz. Tallboy cans in New England, Eastern Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, and Florida. The new 12 oz. cans will be available in New England, New York and New Jersey. For more information, visit: http://www.narragansettbeer.
ABOUT NARRAGANSETT BEER:
Narragansett Beer…Brewed since 1890. ‘Gansett is a straightforward, quality beer that has been a New England tradition for generations, producing a classic family of award-winning American lagers & ales. Today, ‘Gansett is produced at top-rated breweries in Providence, RI, Pawcatuck, CT, Rochester, NY, and Latrobe, PA. Narragansett is available for purchase in local restaurants, bars, and liquor stores throughout New England, Eastern Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.