Summer is roaring in with high temperatures, humidity, and dehydration risks. While we all need to drink more water during this season, we also still enjoy a great craft beer at the end of the day. That led us to wonder, what types of brews are really going to be the ones we want around the most? The answer is simple. Though not everyone loves fruit-infused beer, many of us do, and it’s a great way to end a hot summer day!
Have you ever bitten into a juicy slice of watermelon on a hot and humid summer day? If you have, then you know exactly how refreshing that bite of melon was, how it made your mouth sing with refreshing and sweet flavor, as well as plenty of hydrating liquid. That is precisely how many of us feel about a fruit-inspired craft beer. Although it may sound odd to mix fruit in your beer, the Germans and Belgians have been doing it for centuries and now we know why!
Not only does fruit help to quench your thirst a bit easier, it also helps to bring out a variety of other notes in the brew! A strawberry enhanced brew just may be the perfect match for that chocolate ice cream you’re enjoying, too, which simply adds one more reason these brews are so great, especially during the summer months. After all, who doesn’t love strawberries and chocolate? Ok, perhaps there are some folks out there, but there are plenty of other combinations to try as well!
If you didn’t already have plenty of reasons for fruit being the perfect addition to a great craft beer lineup, consider the fact that many fruits draw out a bigger range of aromas and flavors from the hops used to make the brews you love. We love a really great brew with plenty of hops character, so this is a great thing in our view. Add to that the fact that this allows us to enjoy an even wider range of craft beer from several different breweries and we’re sold on it!
Have you tried any really delicious fruity brews so far this year? If so, leave us a comment and tell us about them. We really enjoy hearing from our readers and we’d love to feature some of the great brews you’ve come across. In the meantime, from all of us here at West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault, happy tasting!
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