Trop Top & Freshee Series
Mother’s Brewing Company (215 S. Grant Ave., Springfield, 417-862-0423) has a slate of new and limited releases for spring, including the return of Trop Top and a whole new line of variations in the Freshee series: Pucker Punch, Chugsuckle Brunch and Concrete Magic. Of all of them, the Chug Brunch Strawnana is what caught my eye. A New England IPA with strawberry, banana and lactose. It sounds like a smoothie, which means it’s healthy.
Watermelon Mint & Orange Mango Seltzers
Hard seltzers have made some fizzy waves in the independent brewing world over the last couple of years, and 4 By 4 Brewing Company (2811 E. Galloway Street, Suite A, Springfield, 417-861-6400) is bringing back a popular, refreshing, clear brew for the spring season. Both the watermelon mint and orange mango Simple Batch Seltzers make a return. Fans of sweet, light and fizzy freshness can pick up cans at 4 By 4.
Lake Beer with Lime and Orange
American-style lagers have made a comeback in southwest Missouri recently, with a number of our 417-land favorites introducing their own takes on the crisp, mellow style of beer. Great Escape Beer Works (4022 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield, 417-824-4043) joins the lineup with its Lake Beer, an American lager, brewed with lime and orange to add a citrusy twist to a familiar flavor. This is also planned to be Great Escape’s first canned seasonal release.