Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Night Suds - Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale

This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Saranac's Blueberry Blonde Ale.

The newest offering from Saranac is the Blueberry Blonde Ale. It is available in the beers of summer mix box as well as in individual six packs. This marks a departure from the usual for Saranac as they usually do not not roll out six packs of a new seasonal brew until they have taken the market's temperature as to their new beer style. However, with both the spring White IPA and the Blueberry Blonde Ale, Saranac has "gone all in" and made these brews available in six packs as well as part of the mix boxes. Honestly, I am happy that they took the initiative to do so with the Blueberry Blonde Ale.

I have always been partial to Blondes ... of the beer variety that is. A good Blonde Ale will have just enough hops to remind you of its lineage, but also will have maltiness and a little fruit. In pairing a traditional Blonde Ale with the blueberry, Saranac has created a dessert type beer which is refreshing with pasta or other light fare or on its own after a long day in the sun. I purchased a six pack last week, and along with Mrs KB and crew, I have been experimenting with various meals and food types. While I would not recommend this with a steak or other charred meat, it would be a good accompaniment to many other dishes such as poultry and the aforementioned pasta. I wonder if I should try some with blintzes on Shavuous, but as this is only the 23rd day of the Omer, I will need to wait a while to find out...

Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit, as is every other brew produced by Saranac. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale, please follow this link .

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Jenn M said...

I love this beer. I'm usually more into wine or a darker ale, but this is absolutely delicious.

Neil T said...

I agree!