Your Daily Pint for Monday, April 14, 2014, is: GRAND TETON LAZY MARMOT
What it is: A 7.8%-ABV Maibock (or helles bock).
What it tastes like: Soft as a large squirrel’s fur. Sweet bread and caramel malts swirl in a swallow that’s velvety but not heavy; the sip slips over your tongue, with faint wood and orange peeking through and just a touch of hop spice in the finish.
In season: Maibocks are subtler versions of traditional bocks… you’ll find more of both on shelves right now, ’cause spring is bock season.
Also in season: Marmots! They really are lazy—at least, while they’re hibernating. Watch this BBC video of a sweet marmot waking up from its long winter nap. It’s too tired to seek food… sounds like Monday.