What it is: a 5.1%-ABV blonde ale.
What it tastes like: An aroma of doughy bread and earthy, citrusy hops lifts out of the glass. A soft wash of sweet, bready malts carries light hints of melon and orange; gentle bitterness caps off the pleasantly approachable sip.
What to pair it with: The brewery suggests pizza and we couldn’t agree more. Check out this list of beer and pizza pairings to get you started.
In the news: SanTan Brewing, based in Chandler, Ariz., recently rocketed out of the state, expanding its distribution to Southern California and Texas. There, you’ll find its Devil’s Ale, HopShock IPA and Mr. Pineapple, a fruit-infused wheat beer.
The ice bucket challenge: The SanTan bartending crew participated in the ice bucket challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS. Before getting dosed with cold water, they called out The Perch Pub & Brewery, a new outfit also located in Chandler.