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 adds, “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 percent ABV and 38 IBUs, Sneak Attack packs some punches of its own.
Sneak Attack Saison is available December through March on draft and in six-pack cans in all 25 of 21st Amendment’s current distribution territories.