Sin City Brewing Co. has tapped the newest beer on the Las Vegas Strip, the Sin City Grand Cru. As part of the brewery’s series of higher alcohol seasonals, the Grand Cru is a strong Witbier to complement the hot summer months. The inspiration for Sin City’s first Belgian-style beer comes from Master Brewer Richard Johnson’s backpacking days through Europe, searching out all the unique beers he could taste and discovering the incredibly complex Belgian brewing landscape.
“Summer is the perfect time to cool down with a refreshing wheat beer,” said Johnson. “The Grand Cru’s balanced flavor profile isn’t too hoppy, has a caramel sweetness and is topped off with notes of orange zest and coriander.”
The term “Grand Cru” originally has its roots in wine, meaning a vineyard known for producing exemplary wines. In brewing, a Grand Cru designates a premium beer produced in a limited volume, usually a more elaborate version of a previous recipe. Sin City’s rendition has higher alcohol content than a standard Witbier, weighing in at 8 percent ABV and a modest hop profile of 25 IBU. The Grand Cru is now available throughout August at Sin City’s location on Las Vegas Boulevard at Harmon Corner and is arriving next week at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.
Sin City Brewing Co. is a Las Vegas-based craft brewery launched by beer expert Richard Johnson in 2003. Produced to satisfy both the savvy beer drinker and those with a preference for a traditional domestic-style brew, Sin City beers accentuate the indulgent nature of Las Vegas. The beers are brewed in small batches (100 kegs at a time) using premium raw materials and traditional methods that differentiates Sin City beers from the big guys. Sin City beers are brewed and distributed exclusively in Las Vegas. Sin City Brewing Co. also features a popular retail line that is available through its online store and at its branded bars in Miracle Mile Shops, The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Harmon Corner. For more information, visit www.sincitybeer.com, follow @sincitybeer on Twitter check-in on Yelp!
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