We now know at least some of the beers that New Glarus Brewing Co. will be releasing for the next three months of the year, a list that includes one new Thumbprint addition and two returning fan favorites.
As was the case from January-March, the updated schedule continues to include the year-round releases of Spotted Cow, Moon Man, Two Women, Raspberry Tart and Wisconsin Belgian Red. In addition to the brand new Nectar Ale that is already available, Strawberry Rhubarb and Cran-bic will be to the New Glarus, Wis.-based brewery’s Thumbprint Series and will be shipping to retailers in May and June respectively. The three beers—along with the already released Scream IIPA and Serendipity—are creations that head brewer Dan Carey releases at various times throughout each year packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles.
The abbreviated release calendar also indicates New Glarus will be adding both Totally Naked and Kid Kölsch to its seasonal lineup starting this month, joining Coffee Stout and Cabin Fever that were available between January and March. Totally Naked is a “Wisconsin Lager” brewed with hops sourced from both the Czech Republic and Germany, while kölsch-style ale brewed with spalt hops as well as barley and wheat malts from the Czech Republic and Germany.
While that is the only information that is included in the release calendar at this time, New Glarus typically releases a number of different seasonal and Thumbprint beers every year, as well as at least three different R&D releases packaged in 500ml bottles starting in June.