Bell’s To Debut Oarsman Ale In Cans In 2016
Beginning in March, Bell’s Oarsman Ale will be available exclusively in 12 oz. cans, packaged in six-packs, and on draught according to a press release.
Available year-round, Oarsman (4% ABV) is a bright tart, refreshing, and drinkable Wheat Ale that was first released in 2010.
“Since this beer is so versatile, canning this beer made a lot of sense and will allow it to be enjoyed in a wider variety of locations. It’s perfect to enjoy outside, but this beer is ideal in any situation and perfect for a wide variety of tastes,” Laura Bell, Bell’s Vice President, said.
Oarsman Ale grew out of a desire to explore the tradition of session beers with the idea to trade intensity for finesse. It is not a Berliner Weiss, but its acidity and tartness is influenced by a classic German technique and developed naturally in the brewhouse.
Citrusy hops lend bright notes to its aroma while its signature tartness adds another level of complexity to this beer.
That tartness takes on a palate-cleansing role, making it perfect for pairing with any menu whether it be in a fine dining restaurant or at home in your kitchen.
Oarsman cans will ship to all 23 states Bell’s distributes to in addition to Washington DC and Puerto Rico.
Oarsman is the seventh beer in the Bell’s portfolio to be canned.
Two Hearted and Bell’s seasonal offerings (Oberon, Best Brown, Winter White and Smitten) are packaged in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans. Two Hearted (year round) and Oberon (March - August) are also available in 12-packs of 12 oz. cans. Hopslam will be available exclusively in cans when it’s released in January.