Catawba Brewing Company and CLIF Bar & Company are partnering on a promotion now through Sunday, Sept. 13. Order a pint or crowler of Czech-style Dark Lager, called “Mask Czech,” at all Catawba tasting rooms, and receive a complimentary CLIF Nut Butter Bar and a coupon code for additional online orders.
The two companies’ collaborative efforts resulted in a marriage of flavors between energy bar and craft lager.
Catawba’s Mask Czech, a Czech Dark Lager, is based on a rustic Old World style, predating the Bohemian Pilsner. Outside of Prague it’s more obscure than its famous golden cousin.
Although rare to American beer drinkers, this dark lager is quite approachable, with a familiar flavor profile — well worth masking up and heading to the nearest Catawba tasting room.
It’s like a German Schwarzbier that’s shifted “a little rounder, a little maltier, a little smoother, with a little more body” (or a Munich Dunkel with a bit more roast). Malt-forward and complex, this brew is superbly drinkable at 5.5% ABV.
For information on Catawba Brewing, visit: www.catawbabrewing.com.