21st Amendment Brewery’s Sneak Attack Saison Released

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  1. Jason

    Jason Founder Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    San Francisco, CA (January 7, 2013) – If you were going to sneak across the Delaware River unnoticed, you might not consider doing it in a boat full of guys in brightly striped swim shorts waving flags. In winter. With George Washington.

    But then again you’re probably not 21st Amendment Brewery, the bold minds behind the newest farmhouse-style Saison to hit bars and store shelves: Sneak Attack.

    Sneak Attack is 21st Amendment’s newest seasonal offering, a Belgian-style Saison, dry hopped with whole, organic cardamom pods lending it a very dry, but not overly bitter finish. It features aromas of pepper, cardamom, lemon rind and freshly cut grassy fields. Its refreshing flavor is derived from pilsner malt, Belgian Light Candi Sugar and a traditional spicy Belgian Saison yeast.

    Co-founder and Brewmaster Shaun O’Sullivan says, “While this is the time of year when brewers are typically introducing strong, heavy beers, we wanted to brew up a bit of a surprising alternative that essentially says, ‘in your face, winter!’ At 6.2% ABV with 38 IBUs, it drinks light and refreshing but really has some heat behind what is seemingly a tame beer.”

    Co-founder Nico Freccia added, “You might not expect a Saison in winter any more than the enemy expected Washington to cross the icy Delaware. But winter needs an antidote. With a boatload of bravado, we’re doing our part to bring summer to winter. And Sneak Attack pairs perfectly with the rich and warming foods of winter: Bouillabaisse, sausages, smoked meats, full flavored cheeses and anything spicy.”

    Sneak Attack Belgian-style Saison will be available from January through March 2013 in cans (6-packs) and on draft at bars and stores in all seventeen of 21st Amendment’s distribution territories, including CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, MA, NY, NJ, DC, MD, DE, PA, VA, GA and NC. For up to date availability, events and promotions, visit 21A’s website at www.21st-Amendment.com.

    About 21st Amendment Brewery
    Hey, we’re Nico & Shaun. We live for great beer. When we opened the 21st Amendment Brewpub in San Francisco in 2000, we vowed to do things differently. To us, the 21st Amendment means much more than just an end to Prohibition. It means the right to brew beer, the freedom to be innovative, and the obligation to have fun.

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  2. Fantasy_Factory

    Fantasy_Factory Dec 30, 2012 New York

    Look forward to picking this up when it's shelves near me
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  3. audioserf

    audioserf Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    I love saisons, I love cans, and I love 21A. This will be worth a drive into NY to get, for me. Very exciting stuff.
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  4. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Great news. We need more widely distributed saisons in 6 packs.
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  5. RDMII

    RDMII Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Surprised to see it in 6pks, they've been doing a lot of seasonals in 4pks lately.
  6. Leepa_Time

    Leepa_Time Jan 4, 2013 Maryland

    my only gripe with canned beers is that if someone hands me one, my highschool years have me pre-conditioned to drink it in one gulp and immediately find another.

    after enjoying a few 4 packs of Tank 7, i'm interested to try some more Saisons. great style.
  7. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Pour it in a glass then.
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