Crushing beers during the summertime just got better as Buoy Beer Company has released a trio of beers that hit the spot at this time of year! Now hitting the marketplace is Vienna Lager, Easy IPA, and Kölsch.
Buoy’s Vienna Lager returns for a second year, but this time with a new refined recipe. This one is described as being crisp and clean as the classic Austrian-style lager is brewed with Vienna and Pilsen malts. It is then cold-fermented and lagered for five weeks as it’s bittered with Magnum and Saphir hops.
When it comes to IPAs, Buoy has a new one ready for us with Easy IPA. This one is full of sweet citrus and tropical fruit aromas. The golden-colored ale is hopped with a trifecta of Pacific Northwest-grown Citra, Estate Comet, and Azacca hops. It’s smooth, flavorful, and dangerously easy to drink in the summertime sun.
Easy IPA is also the next featured beer in Buoy’s Benefit Series. This July-September, three percent of all Easy IPA sales will go toward Ocean Blue Project. OBP is an Oregon-based organization working to revitalize and conserve the world’s oceans, beaches, and rivers through clean-ups and education. Easy IPA is available in 16oz cans and draft.
Lastly, Buoy’s Kolsch is back on draft and in the can rotation this July-September, but this time as a 12oz variety. Previously, its Kolsch was packaged in 16oz cans. With the change comes a new eye-catching, minimalist-inspired can featuring clean lines and a pennant-shaped logo. Look for it at your favorite Oregon or Washington bottle shop or grocery store.
Crisp, soft, and thirst-quenching, Buoy’s Kolsch weaves the strict Reinheitsgebot rules with touches of the Pacific Northwest. Heidelberg Pils, Vienna, and White Wheat malts build a light bready body while Opal and Saphir hops blend spicy, floral aromas with a sturdy bitterness.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.