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Poppin’ Bottles: New Spring Suds

Few things are as refreshing as kicking back on a patio with a crisp, cold beer on a sunny day. These five new spring brews are packed with bold flavor to quench your thirst—and then some.

1. Rampant Imperial IPA
A mix of grapefruit, papaya and malty flavors come together with splendid results in this hoppy IPA from New Belgium, the brewmasters who brought Fat Tire to ATL a few years ago. $9 for a six pack, newbelgium.com

2. All Day IPA
From one of the top breweries in the country, Founders Brewing Co., comes this light, American IPA with aromas of pine and grapefruit—it’s a well-balanced seasonal sip. $9 for a six pack, foundersbrewing.com

3. Oliva Abbey Quad With Plums
For those who prefer a darker beer, this Belgian-style ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. packs a punch that’s sweet, medium-bodied and comes in a corked bottle for maximum potency. $11 for a four pack, sierranevada.com

4. Hopzilla Double India Pale Ale
Make way for this double India pale ale from Athens-based Terrapin Beer Company—it’s got notes of tangerine, caramel, grapefruit and a malty backbone for intense refreshment. $10 for a four pack, terrapinbeer.com

5. Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer
If you love SweetWater’s Blue ale, you’ll want to try this new bev from Boulder Beer Company. Made from pureed Oregon blueberries by Colorado’s first microbrewery, it’s the perfect choice for those who prefer fruity over bitter. $9 for a six pack, boulderbeer.com