Photo Courtesy of Sobel’s Obscure Brewery
As I sit here on the coldest of Mondays, I can’t help but miss the sun a little bit. Personally, I love winter – the snow, the time spent with family and outside, it makes me so happy. However, January in Pittsburgh this year is proving to be less than picturesque so far.
So, I’m thinking ahead to spring. To sunnier days ahead and time hiking, biking and enjoying all of that outside stuff I’m missing right now. And Sobel’s Obscure Brewery has just the ticket!
Pale Ales are a personal favorite beer style of mine. Not as hoppy as an IPA, they’re smooth, drinkable, and easy. The perfect after work brew. I’m also a massive fan of the 16oz cans, and Sobel’s has been starting to release these by the four-pack! Personally, Tangerine Sunshine Pale Ale looks like just the ticket I need to think spring. A 7% brew, this citrus bomb is an unfiltered pale ale with Columbus and Amarillo hops. Lots of tangerine purée make this one absolutely crushable. I’ll take a four pack, stat!
Want to embrace dark beer season? There’s options for that as well. I want to get my hands on the Midnight Stout (9%) to drink on the next snowy night we have here in the ‘Burgh. A stout blended with lots of cacao, it sounds utterly perfect.
One of my favorite things about Sobel’s is their pilsner. They absolutely KILL it on this front! I first got hooked on the Prehistoric Pilsner (7%) at a beer fest and had a few too many samples! Clean, easy, and sneakily high in ABV, this is a must-have for me. There are also flavored options available to-go as well! I’d love to try the peach one.
Sobel’s continues to wow me with the diversity of what they brew and have available for take out. Take the trip out to Jeanette (around an hour east of Pittsburgh) and you won’t regret it!