If you read some of other reviews here on AlcoholReviews.com, you know that I am big fan of canned craft beer. When New Belgium Brewing, which already cans Fat Tire and some other variety in 12 oz packages, announced the creation of a new canned beer, I went out to find it immediately. Why? Because I also like New Belgium’s brews. (See here.)
Shift Pale Lager is sold only in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans (approximately $9.99 in the Washington, D.C. area).
Shift pours a bright golden color in the glass and smells of citrus (orange peel and lemon). It is a smooth beer with light hops and a mild hoppy spice finish. The beer finishes with mild spice from the hops and weighs in at 5% alcohol, perfect for a warm summer day. (Rating ****)