Topic Archives: Vegetable/Fruit Beer

Posted in Coming Soon, Redd's Brewing Company

Redd’s Raspberry Ale debuts in March

Redd's Raspberry Ale

Redd’s Raspberry Ale will available in March, part of brand’s “Limited Pick” series.

MillerCoors started this fruit-forward family of beers with Redd’s Apple Ale in 2013. The apple heavy beverage is brewed like a beer, but in all honesty, tastes a bit more like hard cider. Important to note – this fruit beer is not gluten-free.

Redd’s Raspberry Ale is the next fruit of choice for line. The limited edition flavor boasts sweet flavors of raspberry, and hints of apple. Expect this release in 12 ounce bottles, and 16 ounce cans.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Raspberry)
Availability: 12oz Bottles but
Debut: March, 2017

5% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Rodenbach Brewery

Rodenbach Fruitage marks the brewery’s first cans in the U.S.

Rodenbach Fruitage

Rodenbach Fruitage the first cans in the United States by the Belgian brewery, debuts in March.

This new innovation by the world renown sour maker is blend of old and young beer. 25% of the final beer is 2 year old traditional Rodenbach foeder beer, and 75% young ale.

The blend was then aged on cherries and elderberries.

Rodenbach Fruitage is a sessionable 4.2% alcohol by volume, and be available in 8.5 ounce “slim” cans, in 4 packs. The price looks to be quite tempting as well, expected to retail around $6.99 per 4-pack.

Distributors are welcome to make orders in the U.S. ahead of the March, 2017 debut.

Style: Flanders Red Ale (w/ Elderberries, Cherries)
Availability: 8.5oz Cans
Debut: March, 2017

4.2% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Small Town Brewery

Pie Beer: Not Your Mom’s Strawberry Rhubarb

Not Your Mom's Strawberry Rhubarb

Not Your Mom’s Strawberry Rhubarb is another future “flavored” addition to Small Town Brewery’s lineup.

This is actually the second in a line split. The brewery made industry news with the release of Not Your Father’s Root Beer – an alcoholic root beer. Shortly thereafter came Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale. In June, Not Your Father’s Cream Ale expanded the lineup.

The line split we are referring to is the addition of a “motherly” line of beers titled “Not Your Mom’s” that will begin with Not Your Mom’s Apple Pie.

Soon – Not Your Mom’s Strawberry Rhubarb, another pie flavored beer brewed with strawberry, rhubarb, cinnamon and madagascar vanilla beans will join the lineup.

This beer is the perfect balance of sweet and tart with strawberry and rhubarb juices, Madagascar vanilla and a touch of cinnamon. Just like Mom’s fresh pie, every sip takes you home.

Not Your Mom’s Strawberry Rhubarb will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft release. Small Town has not announced this release.

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer (w/ Strawberry, Rhubarb, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

5.9% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, Short's Brewing

Short’s Strawberry Short’s Cake is alcoholic dessert

Short's Strawberry Short's Cake bottle

Short’s Strawberry Short’s Cake is back for Summer 2016.

The base beer for this perennial favorite a golden ale, brewed with fresh strawberries and milk sugar. (That’s lactose for those science-y folks). The end result is a creamy dessert beer that smells and tastes just as it’s billed.

The flavors of shortcake and fresh strawberries transform this beer into rose-colored party nectar that is pleasingly sweet with hints of cream. Biscuit flavors and aromas arise from the use of large amounts of Victory malt.

Summer of 2016 is when we finally got to try this beer for the first time. The strawberries are fresh, the beer is smooth (thanks to the milk sugar), and really reminds us of a a dessert at a hot summer barbecue. So much so, there was a point where you almost want to chew it. Trust us, drinking it is easier.

Short’s Strawberry Short’s Cake is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering. Seasonally.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Strawberries)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Summer Seasonal.
Latest Return: Late June, 2016

5% ABV, 10 IBUs

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Beer News, Redd's Brewing Company

Redd’s Blueberry Ale is the next brand extension

Redd's Blueberry Ale

Redd’s Apple Ale launched a few years ago, and was met with instant popularity. It was that success that prompted Miller Coors to extend the brand to lineup to include Green Apple Ale, and Strawberry Ale.

Redd’s Blueberry Ale is hitting shelves now, a blend of apple and blueberry flavors.

This flavor offers ripe blueberry tones, ending with the signature crisp apple character fans know and love.

Redd’s Blueberry Ale is a 12 ounce bottle, and 16 ounce can offering, seasonally.

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer (w/ Apple, Blueberry)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 16oz Cans
Release: April, 2016

5% ABV

Note: The Redd’s line is NOT gluten-free. The drink is a beer base. This article was corrected to reflect the seasonality of this release, not year-round as previously mentioned. 

Posted in Duclaw Brewing, Seasonal Return

Duclaw Funk makes seasonal appearance

Duclaw Funk

Duclaw Funk, the brewery’s blueberry citrus wheat ale is back on shelves again in 2016.

The traditional American Wheat Ale serves as a solid baseline, but we couldn’t be content until we tore the roof off this sucker! Funk, our Blueberry Citrus Wheat Ale, sets the rhythm with a soulful fusion of American wheat and hops, before unleashing a stunning encore with big notes of blueberry and Meyer lemon. It’s no jive, you’ll just dig it!

Duclaw Funk is available in 12oz bottles and draft. The beer will be available at all Duclaw locations as of late March.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Blueberries, Lemons)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: Late March, 2016

5% ABV, 16 IBUs

Image: DuClaw Brewing 

Posted in Duclaw Brewing, New Releases

DuClaw El Kabong, with chilies & apricots

DuClaw El Kabong bottle

DuClaw El Kabong is the latest release by the Maryland brewer.

The base beer is brewed with two types of chilies, as well as apricot. The brewery doesn’t mention the base beer style, the than “ale”.

This medium bodied, clear copper ale is crisp & lively, with a surprisingly refreshing mix of deep, dark, fruit sweetness and spicy accents of Chile de Arbol & Ancho Chilie that is at once shocking and throughly drinkable.

DuClaw El Kabong is a 12 ounce bottle offering.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Apricots, Chilies)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal
Release: Early March, 2016

6% ABV