TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has announced that 12 oz. cans of their seasonally released Bankston 88 Belgian Blonde Ale are now available for the first time in the beer’s history.
Developed to be a “crisp, crucial, crushable liquid treat”, Bankston 88 is a wheat-based Belgian-style Blonde Ale that highlights the combination of a Belgian yeast strain with Centennial and Sorachi Ace hops. The chosen hops lend the beer a dynamic aroma “dominated by lemon verbena, grapefruit, cedar, and gardenia flowers.” These notes are then further supported by flavors of “fresh bread, lemongrass, [and] a variety of acidic fruits such as meyer lemon and grapefruit.” At just 4.5% ABV, Bankston 88 comes together as liquid proof “that a session beer can have incredible depth of flavor all while remaining light and undeniably drinkable.”
12 oz. cans of Bankston 88 Belgian Blonde Ale officially rolled out over the weekend with availability in TrimTab’s Tasting Gallery, and distribution will begin later this week when the brewery hosts a Launch Party at The Louis – located in the Pizitz Food Hall (120 19th Street North, Birmingham) – on Thursday, May 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. After the Launch Party, you can expect to find Bankston 88 available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located within the Alabama distribution area of TrimTab Brewing. Prost!
Vital Information for Bankston 88 Belgian Blonde Ale from TrimTab Brewing
Release – Seasonal, cans launch late May 2017
Style – Blonde Ale
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 31
Featured Hops – Centennial & Sorachi Ace
Yeast – Belgian yeast strain
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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