SAN LEANDRO, CA ... Just as General Washington boldly navigated the Delaware River in the freezing dead of night to take enemy forces by surprise, 21st Amendment Brewery is ambushing the cold with the re-release of its seasonal Belgian-style Saison, Sneak Attack, featuring the flavors of summer to combat the winter months.
Co-founder and Brewmaster Shaun O’Sullivan says, “While this is the time of year when brewers are typically introducing strong, heavy beers, we wanted to brew up a bit of a surprising alternative that essentially says, ‘In your face, winter!’ This year we experimented with a new Belgian yeast and had some fun with the subtle spicing to create a true farmhouse-style ale.”
Game of Thrones pun intended, 21st Amendment Brewery boldly says winter isn’t coming. In fact, Sneak Attack is winter’s antidote. With a refreshing flavor drawn from Pilsner malt, Belgian Light Candi Sugar and spicy Saison yeast, it features aromas of pepper, cardamom, lemon rind and freshly cut grassy fields, reminding us that spring is just around the corner.
Co-founder Nico Freccia added, “This is one of my favorite package designs that we’ve done. George Washington, shirtless with a beer gut, leading a ragtag band of guys in brightly striped swim shorts across the river in a snowstorm. How cool is that? And the beer pairs equally well with the rich and warming foods of winter as it does with pizza and wings at game time. But don’t let its tame exterior fool you: At 6.2% ABV and 38 IBUs,Sneak Attack packs some punches of its own.”
Sneak Attack Saison is available December through March on draft and in 6-pack cans in all 25 of 21st Amendment’s current distribution territories, including CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, MA, NY, IL, NJ, DC, NV, DE, MD, FL, VT, RI, PA, NH, ME, VA, GA, SC and NC. Pick up a pack before it sneaks away! For up-to-date availability, events and promotions, visit www.21st-Amendment.com.
ABOUT 21ST AMENDMENT:
In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan opened the doors to the 21st Amendment brewpub in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood with Freccia managing the restaurant and O’Sullivan spearheading the brewing process. In addition to quickly becoming one of the city’s favorite pubs, 21st Amendment began expanding beyond the Bay Area by helping to pioneer the movement to canned craft beer. Known for their witty names and delicious brews, 21st Amendment offers year-round selections, as well as seasonal offerings and their infamous ‘Insurrection Series’, a once-in-a-while limited edition release. Sold in 25 states, 21st Amendment operates out of its new San Leandro brewery headquarters and is among the top 50 craft beer brewers in America.
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