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Night Shift Brewing Head Brewer Joe Mashburn Talks Nite Lite

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Night Shift Brewing Head Brewer Joe Mashburn Talks Nite Lite

We spoke with Night Shift Brewing Head Brewer Joe Mashburn about Nite Lite.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
This was built as a competitor to macro lagers and was conceived of as a little bit of an inside joke among the production team: "I bet we could make one of those, and I bet it'd be great."

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
We love that it's light but still flavorful and delicious. A lot of light beers taste rough if you pay too much attention -- corn syrup, artificial flavors and preservatives aren't a fun combo. Nite Lite is crisp and clean, but packed with notes of fresh bread, citrus and biscuit.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
We went with "Lite" as a cheeky nod to the light beer we were aiming to improve upon (hint: it rhymes with "Willer Wite"). And we adopted that spelling to "Nite" instead of "Night" which is our brand name. Put together it's also a fun phrase: "Nite Lite" is something to lite up your nite!

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
100% a desert island beer. Nothing beats the heat better than Nite Lite -- a great beer to wait for your rescue ship with.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
100% Crisp!

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
The first time we released Nite Lite was in 16oz cans with stickers. It looked hilarious to see a macro-style lager in 16oz cans that are stickered. And then we noticed that certain liquor stores were selling them as single cans as if they were some double-dry hopped 9% triple IPA. At that point, we knew we had something special.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Nite Lite pairs particularly well with anything grilled It's built to be outside, so anything you can add to a barbecue will work well with Nite Lite.

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