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Stella Artois Has A New Black Lager To Ring In The Season

Stella Artois recently announced the launch of Midnight Lager, its first limited-edition seasonal beer. The new holiday brew is a rich black lager with notes of Belgian dark chocolate and freshly brewed espresso.

To celebrate the launch, the brand will bring its new beer to historic Sleepy Hollow, NY on Halloween. As a nod to the local lore of the Headless Horseman, Stella released a map of seven locations along a spooky route to offer visitors a first taste before you can get it nationwide.

Fans can stop by J. P. Doyle’s and The Hudson Anchor for free pours of Midnight Lager from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Other nearby bars, including Set Back Inn, The Tavern at Croton Landing and The Grandstand, will also have the beer available for purchase during those same hours, while supplies last.

“Stella Artois was originally brewed as a holiday gift for the town of Leuven in Belgium, so we know a thing or two about the holiday season and wanted to give a new gift to our consumers,” said Lara Krug, VP, Stella Artois. “The rich taste of Stella Artois Midnight Lager along with the deep, warm notes perfectly complements the cold crisp weather and will be the brew worth toasting with this holiday season. We’re excited to kick off our holiday spirit a little early this year on Halloween in Sleepy Hollow!”

The 5.4% ABV lager will be packaged in a black and gold bottle – inspired by the midnight sky itself. Stella Artois Midnight Lager will be available nationwide next Monday (Nov. 4).


How To Pair Your Favorite Seafood With The Right Beer

Shark Week is quickly approaching and the folks at Let’s Grab a Beer want to celebrate the occasion with a new graphic. Celebrating the multitude of seafood dishes soon appearing on restaurant menu’s the graphic pairs each one with a specific beer.

If you’re a fan of tuna, you might want to try a Pilsner. IPA enthusiasts may want to go for some crab cakes. Check out the graphic below and see what sea creature you should drink to.



What Your Choice of Beer Says About You [INFOGRAPHIC]


For beer drinkers asking the bartender to “suggest” or “surprise” them with a drink, you may want to reconsider that request. According to this enlightening comic by Bite, your beer preference is basically a window into you inner soul. Basically.

Turns out, folks who prefer dark ales are aggressive, “cantankerous” fellows hiding a big ol’ heart of gold. However, if you’re more keen towards the bitters, you’re probably harboring a lot of angst towards your ex. Yikes.

I guess I have to pick my brews carefully from now on. I don’t want to give out the wrong impression because apparently, my choice of lager makes me belligerent, while my occasional pint of stout indicates bear-fighting abilities. Who knew?


H/T + PicThx Nerdalicious


Samuel Adams Releases New Spring Beer

Boston-based Samuel Adams is brewing up a brand new beer for the upcoming Spring season entitled Alpine Spring that means to remind one of the crispness and freshness commonly associated with Spring. This unfiltered beer boasts a citrus-like aroma that can be attributed to the Tettnang hops used in the brewing process specifically for this beverage. This honey-colored piece of heaven is currently in stores now across the country.


Guinness Releases New Black Lager

With the football season just starting, what better time for Guinness to release it’s first ever lager in the United States?

The lager was released on September 1, just before the beginning of the football season for beer-fueled football fans to enjoy. Guinness’s first US-released lager is the Dublin-based brewery’s attempt to carve a bigger niche in the US market by offering US consumers a crisper taste they might be more fond of.

[THX Serious Eats]