Time for Teatotaler: San Francisco Common Lager

Hot nights in the city or sticky afternoons in the park. Don’t sweat it out this spring and summer like a prohibition era teetotaler, abstaining from alcohol. Take the edge off with Teatotaler, a San Francisco Common Lager. A beer that tastes like lemonade and iced tea. It’s the latest draft only release in the Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Perfect Crime Series, and will be shipped to distributors this week.

Made with 100% pilsner malt, Teatotaler underwent a warm lager fermentation, producing a citrus tang. Then one pound per barrel of China Black Tea was added to the fermentor. Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, and Simcoe hops add additional layers of lemon, pineapple, and passion fruit flavors. The resulting blend creates an Arnold Palmer like experience. Enjoy the beer with a slice of lemon or bergamot orange.    

Teatotaler is a draft only release. It will be served for the first time during a release party at the Speakeasy Tap Room on Saturday, April 30th. Then the beer will be distributed throughout California and a handful of our distribution territories. Don’t miss this refreshing take on a classic warm weather beverage.

About the Perfect Crime Series
The Perfect Crime Series features ingenious, small batch, and experimental beers that are carefully contrived and executed by Speakeasy brewers. Each release is limited to draft only, and may only appear once, so the perpetrator can’t be brought to justice.