Ninkasi Brewing has released a new seasonal beer named after the 1958 world’s fair in Brussels, the first after World Word II.
Named Expo 58, the Belgian-style golden pale ale is “similar to a Tripel but way more sessionable.” Coming in at 5 percent ABV and 20 IBUs, the new beer is brewed with pilsner and carapils malts, Hallertau and Saaz hops and Belgian yeast.
“Marking the return of the World’s Fair after World War II, Expo 58 in Brussels brought inspiration, innovation and pleasure to the people of Belgium,” says the Ninkasi website. “With all the flavor, finesse, smoothness, and subtle clove esters of Belgian-style ales, this beer is our way of emerging from winter’s cold occupation.”
The new beer joins four other season releases in Ninkasi’s portfolio: Spring Reign American pale ale (6 percent ABV), Wünderbier kölsch (4.4 percent ABV), Oktoberfest lager (5.9 percent ABV) and Sleigh’r dark doüble alt ale (7.2 percent ABV.)
Expo 58 is available now through February, and is being sold on draft, in 22-ounce bottles and six-packs of 12-ounce bottles across its distribution footprint, which includes eight states and two Canadian provinces.