New Belgium Brewing Company (Ft. Collins, Colorado) has officially announced the release of Whizbang Hoppy Blonde Ale as the brewery’s newest Spring Seasonal.
Crafted by New Belgium to be the perfect beer to ease us all back into the idea and weather of spring, Whizbang firmly sets a “soft malt base” to support the “vibrant notes of mango, lemon, blueberry, and pine” supplied by a generous dry-hopping with Mosaic, UK Admiral and Centennial hops. At just 5.7% ABV, Whizbang proves to be a refreshing hoppy Blonde Ale that can only be described as “a full-flavored taste explosion.”
“Whizbang offers a blast of hops, thus the name, yet it’s still crisp and quaffable,” said Bryan Simpson, media relations director for New Belgium. “It’s hoppy complexity and balanced drinkability makes it a great go-to beer for the late winter and early spring season.”
Whizbang Hoppy Blonde Ale is available now through March of 2017. This seasonal release can be found in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of New Belgium’s distribution area. If you feel so inclined, pick up a 6-pack of Whizbang during your next beer run to get an early jump on warm weather drinking. Prost!
Vital Information for Whizbang Hoppy Blonde Ale from New Belgium Brewing Company
Release – Seasonal, January through March 2017
Style – American Blonde Ale
ABV – 5.7%
IBUs – 45
Hops – Nugget, Simcoe, UK Admiral, Mosaic & Centennial
Malts – Pale, Caramel 80 & Munich
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.newbelgium.com/beer/finder