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New Belgium Shift Pale Lager

by Jacob

If you read some of other reviews here on, 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 ****)


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