Leinenkugel plans to debut two new lagers: a collaboration beer made with German brewing pioneer Hofbräu München and a new winter seasonal, Chocolate Dunkel.
Using four types of hops — Mt. Hood, Centennial, Steiner Experimental Hop and Mosaic — Collaboration Lager blends an American trend with imported German malt. It checks in at 5.4% alcohol by volume (ABV) and 26 IBUs.
At 5.5% ABV and 43 IBU, the dark lager has a slight malt sweetness and creamy texture, with a rich chocolate taste upfront followed by a subtle caramel and milk chocolate sweetness. A blend of eight malts, including dark chocolate malt and chocolate wheat, combine with cocoa nibs and Willamette hops.
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.