Summer’s here and the fruit beers are arriving in droves! Here are a couple of our favorites, as well as a few that are brewed year round – that way if you fall in love, you don’t have to say goodbye.
Looking for something fruity, but not too sweet? 4 Hands Passion Fruit Prussia returns, delivering a tart bite of tangy passion fruit. Dry like a Berliner, but with a clean fruity finish. A great palate refresher.
Coronado’s Island IPA is a classic west coast IPA that showcases three legendary American hops: Columbus, Centennial and Chinook. Coronado added some fresh guava puree, left it unfiltered, and Guava Islander was born. Fruity, floral and citrusy – the guava compliments the hops without drowning them out. Another delicious beer from Coronado.
Rose colored with bright white foam, Soft Parade is a beauty to behold. Brewed with a mix of berries, the nose is pure ripe blueberries. Tastes of sweet strawberry jam that is balanced by slightly tart raspberries and blackberries. Despite its strength, this delicious berry brew remains balanced enough that each sip leaves you longing for another.
Mention California’s Lost Coast Brewery and two things immediately come to mind – funky artwork and their refreshing Tangerine Wheat. Light on the palate, wheat provides a soft and smooth canvas that’s accented by a bright splash of tangerine.
Looking for a break from beer? Fermented with freshly pressed juice from Middlburry’s Happy Valley Orchard; Citizen Cider’s Dirty Mayor is a semi sweet cider that incorporates citrus and ginger for an invigorating finish. Try subbing this in place of ginger beer for a Moscow Mule with some extra kick. Give this a try with your favorite Thai and Indian dishes.
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