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Beck’s Tries for a Newer, Sleeker Look with Sapphire Beer

And, no, it’s not blue. Bummer, right? That would have been the selling point for me.

The selling points for normal people, though, are a little more practical. The golden pilsner-style beer, brewed by Beck’s, the number one German beer brand in the world, is made with the German-grown Saphir hops, giving it a distinctively smooth flavor. If you’re into that sort of thing. Tastiness.

It’s also brewed in accordance with an actual German law, Reinheitsgebot, the purity law over 500 years in effect. Reinheitsgebot allows for the use of just four primary ingredients in the brewing process. Plus, Sapphire comes in a cool black bottle, which apparently took Beck’s two years to make. So. There’s that.

The beer, taking a page from Budweiser’s super successful ‘Platinum’ campaign in late 2012 (note: Bud Light Platinum comes in a blue bottle. Is that ironic?), was debuted on New Year’s Eve in Chicago, LA, Miami and New York and introduced as a newer, sleeker higher ABV beer than its predecessors. Available now in high-end clubs and bars, as well as in grocery stores and liquor shops, Sapphire is sold in 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-packs.

Just keep an eye out for that black bottle. It’s supposed to be really nice.

PicThx: German Pulse

By Aziza Sullivan

Aziza Sullivan has always enjoyed three things in excess: food, writing, and sleeping. While the first two are happily combined, the third tends to get in the way, since it turns out the average reader is uninterested in sleep blogs. She also enjoys coffee, probably too much, if there is such a thing.

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