New from New Belgium: Snapshot Wheat

Snapshot Wheat (Photo ©Sarah Haughey)

Snapshot Wheat (Photo ©Sarah Haughey)

Sessionable is an understatement. This fresh brew from New Belgium – to be released just in time for the Super Bowl – is mellow and citrusy up front with a hint of coriander and clove, finishing with a snappy tartness then soothing the palate with a creamy mouth-feel.

Snapshot Wheat, brewed with wheat and pale malts, is a blend of two beers, one that has been traditionally fermented in classic Belgian style and one that has undergone lactobacillus fermentation. Unfiltered, Snapshot pours a slightly hazy, golden, apricot color with clean, creamy white lacing that slowly trickles down the glass as you sip. The Target hops add a delightful citrus character that melds harmoniously with grains of paradise, a ginger-like spice, and coriander.

While the name comes partly from the “snap” of tartness, Snapshot refers to the “snap-happy phone photographer trend,” and in homage to New Belgium’s celebration of phone photo sharing, the above photo was taken with a classic iPhone 4S camera. Upon release, be sure to sample and share your thoughts using #snapshotwheat on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Untappd, Forkly, Foursquare… you get the “picture.”

Snapshot Wheat will be available year-round in 12 oz bottles and cans, as well as in 22 oz bottles or on draft at select local bars and restaurants.

About Sarah Haughey

Editor, Denver off the Wagon. Sarah is a native of the "Napa Valley of beer," but her beer-drinking roots stretch all the way back to the Emerald Isle where Haughey (Haw-hee) is famous. Sure, our name may have got it's rap from the corrupt prime minister, but we like to think it stands strong due to our long-standing ability to pound a few too many pints. After stints on the East Coast and in San Francisco, Sarah came running back to Denver where her full-time job is exploring all the city's new craft breweries one sip at a time. Follow me @sarahhaughey4 to see where I'm grabbing a beer or for news about local breweries. Like to cook? Me too, check out: