Fruit Beers

Two Brothers Circus Penguin Pale Ale

Two Brothers Circus Penguin Pale Ale

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A surprising beer that caught me off guard by one of my favorite breweries.  Apparently this is a brewer’s choice concoction where they collectively decided on the malts, hops, ingredients, label design, and name.  I must say, I’m not a huge fan of the label and name partly because it does not sound like some […] ... [Read more]

5 Rabbit 5 Lizard Latin-Style Witbier

5 Rabbit 5 Lizard Latin-Style Witbier

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What looks like a standard Wit, turns out to have a great deal of flare.  When poured, this beer possesses a fluffy egg-shell white head atop a hazy straw-golden liquid.  There is a good deal off yeast at the bottom so make sure you swirl the bottle well before finishing the pour.  It will provide […] ... [Read more]

Russian River Supplication Ale

Russian River Supplication Ale

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On a recent snow day a group of us got together to share some brews. We enjoyed some great food, sampled a fantastic home brew (Ruination clone), and got after some tastings. Everyone brought something to share: my contribution was a bottle of Russian River’s Supplication Ale. Most brewheads know and love this Santa Rosa, […] ... [Read more]

Blue Point Blueberry Ale

Blue Point Blueberry Ale

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This easy sipping beer found favor in my eyes after cutting the grass one warm afternoon.  I was looking for a beer that had flavor yet was simple enough to just be a thirst quencher.  Having sampled a few of Blue Point’s beers already I knew this was going to be an above average beer. […] ... [Read more]

Founders Blushing Monk

Founders Blushing Monk

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Michael:  I used to be into wine. I thought those days were over, until I poured Founders “Belgian Style Ale fermented with pure raspberries.” I have never had anything by Founders that wasn’t good and so I had saved this limited release for several weeks, waiting for the right moment to indulge in what was […] ... [Read more]

New Glarus Raspberry Tart

New Glarus Raspberry Tart

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Back to back New Glarus brews, now that is a real treat. Tonight’s offering, a rare and interesting drink, one that stretches to even be called a beer. And yet, it is, and so I embark on another flavor filled journey. Reading the label, I wasn’t convinced this was a beer and the initial visual […] ... [Read more]

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

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My third Berliner Weisse in the last few months comes in the form of Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche. While I was excited to sample another variation of this style, I was not sure how the addition of peach concentrate would complement the already enjoyable qualities of the Berliner Weisse style. Pouring vigorously into my glass […] ... [Read more]

St. Peter's Grapefruit Beer

St. Peter’s Grapefruit Beer

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If you’re any sort of hophead, you know that grapefruit flavors abound in beers these days, especially among the American Pale/IPA family. But these flavors all come from hop cones…which are hardly similar at all to real grapefruit. So what happens when a famous English brewery puts the actual thing, natural grapefruit flavor (whatever that […] ... [Read more]

Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager

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I had this beer a week ago for the first time. It was 80 degrees out and gorgeous. The first heat of the summer always feels weird to me. It’s extra humid and its always a bit surprising, like heading towards Florida and getting out in Georgia and realizing that you’re not in the Midwest […] ... [Read more]

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon

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Nothing says a guy’s afternoon like NFL football, greasy food, dirty dishes in the sink and…watermelon beer? My first experience with 21st Amendment’s ‘fruity’ brew, was over Labor Day weekend. It was an intriguing find at a Grand Ave. liquor store, stashed in the largest walk-in cooler I’d ever seen. Its in-your-face name and my […] ... [Read more]