Saison De Lente - The Bruery
“Most breweries tend to use saisons as their Spring seasonal offering. But then again, no other breweries are The Bruery. This bad boy is brewed with wild Brettanomyces yeast, and, as with a lot of their bottles, this can be cellared to enjoy sometime next Spring… or next Winter, when you'll need something to help yourself get through the rough months. Whatever you do, drink this while eating a lobster roll: you won't be mad about it.”
Old Rasputin - North Coast Brewing Company
“Maybe it's because I'm assembling a list of my favorite Spring beers on a day when it's 34 degrees out. Maybe it's because this beer was one of my first loves in the earliest days of my beer discovery, so it's always on my list. Perhaps it's because the symbol of Spring as a season of rebirth is nothing but a myth, or at the very least, a reminder that all things, including ourselves, are fleeting blips in a deep, black sea of infinite nothingness. I also think I've been watching too much True Detective. But that doesn't change the fact that this beer works year-round, especially when you pair it with a Philly cheesesteak (with onions, of course) or some Stilton blue cheese.”
Adam Lapetina is a food/drink staff writer at Thrillist, and better get cracking on these beers before Winter comes back to NYC in a couple weeks (probably). Read his musings on Twitter at @adamlapetina.