Topic Archives: Grapefruit

Posted in New Releases, Red Hare Brewing

Red Hare SPF 50/50 blends IPA & grapefruit juice, year-round

Red Hare SPF 50/50

Red Hare SPF 50/50, once a seasonal offering by the Marietta, Georgia based brewery, is now year-round.

Taking the brewery’s year-round, Gangway IPA, and blends it with their house made grapefruit soda. The end result is a hoppy, low alcohol by volume, HOPPY shandy/radler. If you think it sounds weird, we admit it is. But really, it works.

Wishing you were still on vacation? Transport yourself with Red Hare’s take on the classic European Radler. We’ve blended our Gangway India Pale Ale with our house-made grapefruit juice to create an India Pale Radler. This iPR “delivers a refreshing flavor that reminds you of the beach where it is always happy hour, and recovery is only a bacon buffet away.

Red Hare SPF 50/50 is a 12 ounce can and draft offering, now year-round in March, 2017.

Style: Radler (w/ Grapefruit)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: March, 2017

4.2% ABV, 38 IBUs

Posted in New Releases, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Hop Burglar, with blood orange & grapefruit

Wicked Weed Hop Burglar

Wicked Weed Hop Burglar is back for a second year, proving the fruited IPA style is very much on fire across the industry.

This hop-forward release features blood orange, and grapefruit zest, creating a very bright, citrusy beer.

All brewers have begged, borrowed, and burgled in the name of their craft. It takes humility, stubbornness, and some sleight of hand to turn raw ingredients into liquid alchemy. Hop Burglar India Pale Ale, brewed with blood orange grapefruit zest, and liberally dry-hopped, is just such a beer, the kind of bright, citrus-forward IPA that we would do anything to keep brewing. So mind your pockets – and your hops.

Wicked Weed Hop Burglar is a 12 ounce bottle offering, and draft.

Style: IPA (w/ Blood Orange, Grapefruit.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Debut: Late-April, 2016
Latest Return: March, 2017

7% ABV

Image: Wicked Weed Brewing

Posted in Great Divide, Headlines

Great Divide Roadie Radler is coming in April

Great Divide Roadie Radler

Just in time for warmer weather will be Great Divide Roadie Radler, featuring the crisp flavor of grapefruit.

The brewery founder Brian Dunn is an avid cyclist. A radler, a German-style beer with it’s roots in cycling, is a perfect choice for a spring seasonal.

For years, Great Divide has been quite active in cycling, from the formation of the Great Divide Cycling Team, employees participating in the Bike MS race, and taproom donations to various biking organizations.

Great Divide Roadie Radler is a blend of fresh grapefruit purée, and a light ale. The result is a hazy, slightly tart, 4% alcohol by volume beer that is perfect for cyclists and spectators alike.

Brewed with natural grapefruit puree, this easy-drinking ale pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma.

Expect 12 ounce cans and draft of Roadie to arrive in April, 2017.

Style: Radler (w/ Grapefruit)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: April, 2017

4% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Easy Gose to debut year-round in April

Terrapin Easy Gose

New year-round beer for 2017 – Terrapin Easy Gose.

In summer 2016, Terrapin launched Watermelon Gose. Easily one the best hot weather beers we had last year. Releasing a gose on a large scale like that taught the brewery something. People love the gose style.

Watermelon Gose will return in time again for hot weather, alongside Terrapin Easy Gose.

Easy Gose will feature grapefruit peel, creating a beer that’s tart, light, and citrusy.

Terrapin Easy Gose will be a 12 ounce can and draft release, year-round

Style: Gose (w/ Grapefruit Peel, Coriander.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.

Debut: April, 2017

4.5%, 7 IBUs

Posted in Heavy Seas, Seasonal Return

Big on fruit. Heavy Seas TropiCannon now year-round

Heavy Seas Tropicannon

Heavy Seas TropiCannon has returned to the brewery’s lineup once again. This time, year-round.

Loosely based on the brewery’s Loose Cannon IPA, Heavy Seas TropiCannon is hoppy, with a blast of tropical and citrus fruits. The brewing team introduces dried grapefruit, oranges and lemons during the brewing process, and mango, blood oranges and grapefruit post-fermentation. While Loose Cannon is heavy on the piney hop flavor, Heavy Seas boosts the citrus flavor by swapping Centennial and Palisade hops for Amarillo.

“TropiCannon was a pleasant surprise for us in 2016. It was originally planned as a limited release product, but so many people kept asking for it that we decided we needed to make it available on a year-round basis. At least for now. This is part of what makes the beer industry so fun!” – Hugh Sisson, brewery founder.

Heavy Seas TropiCannon is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft. A release party is planned at the brewery in Baltimore, Maryland on December 16th.

Style: IPA (w/ Mango, Lemons, Blood Orange, Grapefruit.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-round
Latest Return: December, 2016

7.25% ABV

Posted in Jester King Brewery, Seasonal Return

Jester King Estival Dichotomous, the taste of summer

Jester King Estival Dichotomous, the brewery’s summer saison returns to the world again today.

Jester King has two seasonal saisons – Hibernal Dichotomous and Estival Dichotomous. Depending on the temperature and season, the brewery changes how the beer is brewed, from fermentation, to available ingredients.

The 2016 edition features grapefruit and tangelo zest, that was added to mature barrel-aged sour beer. Then the beer was blended with citrus zest and young beer that was fermented in stainless steel. The final step – refermenting the blend with marion blackberries.

Estival Dichotomous is an analog for the summer season. It’s a beer that’s evocative of the summer weather and its bounty, particularly the smells of hay resting in the fields late in the season.

Jester King Estival Dichotomous will be released at Jester King Brewery on Friday, November 4th, at 4 pm.

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale (w/ Grapefruit. Tangelo ZestBlackberries. Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. 3,000 bottles produced
Latest Release: 11/4/2016

5.1% ABV

Posted in Headlines, SweetWater Brewing

First Look: SweetWater Squeeze Box, the brewery’s new grapefruit IPA

SweetWater Squeeze Box can

SweetWater Squeeze Box, a new India pale ale brewed with grapefruit, is headed to shelves.

As far as craft beer is concerned the IPA category is king. Has been for years and it’s not slowing down. The fruited segment of the IPA world is very much on fire as well.

Already having one of the southeast’s most popular IPAs in their lineup plus the overwhelming success of this summer’s Goin’ Coastal Pineapple IPA, enter SweetWater Squeeze Box, an IPA with grapefruit.

This beer is indeed juicy, like that juice box you had as a kid, SweetWater Squeeze Box features fresh grapefruit in the brewing process. How did it come out? Dangerously drinkable. Everything you love about SweetWater’s IPA is made new again, thanks to Squeeze Box. The grapefruit pops, and finishes with a bit more sweetness then you’ve come to know in the year-round IPA. A great follow-up to this summer’s hit seasonal, Goin’ Coastal.

Slice open citrus heaven with this grapefruit laced IPA. Bright and crisp with five tropical hop additions and dosed with a shot of grapefruit, it’s a refreshing new squeeze.

SweetWater Squeeze Box is a 12 ounce bottle and draft release. Should be on all of SweetWater’s shelves by November, 2016.

Style: IPA (w/ Grapefruit)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: Late October/November, 2016

6.1% ABV