This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at New Belgium's Skinny Dip, a brew which they describe as "Beer Brewed with Natural Flavors."
Yes its November and with the changing of the clock and the shortening of the day, the weather is getting colder. But before we fully get into the winter chill, I wanted to spend a few posts reminiscing about summer brews, by reviewing kosher lime flavored beers.
No your eyes are not deceiving you. Contrary to popular belief, there are a few kosher lime flavored beers. The "oldest" of the kosher lime flavored beers is the Rising Moon (reviewed here), the Blue Moon spring seasonal beer which is brewed with kieffer lime leaves and lime zest. More recent entries in this field are the New Belgium Skinny Dip, the Red Baron Lime (produced by Ontario's Brick Brewery) and most recently, Miller Lime Chill.
Unlike many other lime flavored brews, the New Belgium Skinny Dip is not a light beer with a splash of lime. Instead, this brew is a blonde ale with a little bit of lime flavor which is derived from lime leaf and not the introduction of lime juice, lime zest or lime concentrate. The result is a crisp brew which can be drunk without making you wonder whether there is a lollypop at the bottom of the bottle.
New Belgium Skinny Dip is under the Kosher Supervision of the Scroll-K of Colorado. Although the beer does not bear the kosher symbol on the label, it can be found on the bottom of the six pack carrier. Additionally, if you would like me to e-mail you the LOC for New Belgium Skinny Dip, send me an e-mail and I will gladly oblige.
Please note that not every brew produced by New Belgium is under kosher supervision. Please click on the link on the left side of my home page to see my latest Kosher Beer List.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about New Belgium Skinny Dip, please follow this link http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/192/29675 . As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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