A new German beer will touch down in America this coming April.
The Warsteiner Grapefruit Special Edition is a 50/50 blend of grapefruit-flavored drink and Warsteiner German Pilsener.
Featuring a reddish-yellow color, Warsteiner Grapefruit Special Edition has a mildly hoppy taste with a citrus finish.
This brew celebrates Radlermass, a German beer that originated in the early 20th century when bicycle riding became a popular pastime, the company said in a press release. ‘Radler’ means cyclist in German, and ‘mass’ means a liter of beer. Radlermass was invented by a German innkeeper who extended his beer supply by mixing it with lemon soda to quench the thirst of 13,000 cyclists.
Warsteiner Grapefruit Special Edition is brewed in Germany with Arnsberg Forest spring water, a combination of bitter and aromatic Hallertau hops and brewing barley from well-known German producing regions and Champagne.
Warsteiner also has an exclusive bottom-fermenting yeast strain for its wort, the company says.
This beer is 2.5% ABV and will be available at retail locations in six-pack 11.2 ounce bottles and four-pack 16.9 ounce cans, for a suggested retail price of $9.99.