Saranac Releases New Spring Beers

UTICA, N.Y. — Beat the cold and get ready to spring into warmer weather with Saranac’s “12 Beers A Springing” and their new spring seasonal, Prism.With Prism Ale, beer consumers are about to taste a mysteriously hazy beer with a bright citrusy and fruity flavor. The “Prism” name speaks to the interesting juxtaposition in this beer: a smooth white ale with a colorful finish.

“When brewing our beers, it’s always fun to play with different ingredients to bring out characteristics already present in our yeast, malts and hops,” said President Fred Matt. “The refreshing flavor of Prism makes this a perfect beer to welcome the spring season, and in my opinion, it’s just down-right delicious.”

In addition to Prism, several other seasonals are available in Saranac’s “12 Beers A Springing” pack. The pack includes Saranac Pale Ale, annual favorites, and a couple new innovative beers.

This year’s “12 Beers A Springing” includes:

Prism (NEW) — A new addition, this beer is a white ale with a hazy appearance and a bright, citrusy flavor. Pair it with full flavored, spicy Mediterranean foods and Roquefort or blue cheeses. (40 IBUs and 5.2% ABV)
Forbidden IPA (NEW)— Another new addition, this citrusy IPA has a distinctive fruity flavor complemented by a playful bitterness. Pair it with grilled seafood, fajitas or Indian foods, and jalapeno jack cheese. (42 IBUs and 5.0% ABV)Red IPA — This is an IPA with a deep garnet color. Dark, English caramel malt adds a toasty, toffee note to the delicious hoppy finish. Pair it with Pad Thai, curry dishes, or spiced rice pudding, and blue cheeses. (63 IBUs and 6.0% ABV)

Dry Hop Lager — Adding hops during aging gives this traditional German lager a very non-traditional hopped-up finish. Pair it with enchiladas, chili, fruit trifles or cobblers and white cheddar cheese. (30 IBUs and 6.0% ABV)

Irish Stout — This traditional Irish-style Stout may be black as night, but its creamy, roasty, deep flavor and smooth, refreshing finish will make your day. Pair it with raw oysters, Shepherd’s Pie or chocolate soufflé, and Dubliner cheddar cheese. (30 IBUs and 5.5% ABV)

Pale Ale — A Saranac staple, this beer recently took gold in the pale ale category at the 2013 United States Open Beer Championship. This was the first competition Pale Ale was entered in after the brewery recently updated the brewing process for this classic favorite. Their new “Hop Infusion Process” maximizes beer to hop exposure for a fresher taste. This well-balanced beer has a crisp finish. Pair it with burgers, bread pudding and cheddar cheese. (32 IBUs and 5.5% ABV)

Prism and “12 Beers A Springing” have been crafted with 125 years of brewing experience and are available for a limited time from the F.X. Matt Brewing Company, which is actively run by the third and fourth generations of the Matt family.
F.X. Matt Brewing Company in Utica, N.Y., was founded in 1888. Today, under the leadership of the third and fourth generations of the Matt family, the brewery is celebrating 125 years of brewing. Through a commitment to innovation and brewing excellence, the company has earned a reputation as one of the country’s most respected brewers of craft beers, including the Saranac line. In each bottle of Saranac, you’ll find exceptional quality, distinctive ingredients and a refreshing twist on tradition — the signature of the F.X. Matt Brewing Company.