Fruit and field ales are certainly showing promise in the craft brewing industry and we can understand why. It seems that these delicious brews have caught the hearts of craft beer aficionados all over the United States and abroad. With so many outstanding options to choose from, sometimes it is hard to decide where to start with these great craft beers, but we’re here to help you out. We’ve put together a list of the fruit and field ales that we think you’ll really like.
Before we get to the lists of ales, we should probably give you a quick breakdown on exactly what these brews are. After all, not everyone knows about these craft beers and you just might want to try something new. So, exactly what are fruit and field ales?
Fruit ales are craft beers that are infused with delicious fruit flavors. This is often done by adding fresh fruit to the mix during the brewing process, which many say is the best way to create these brews. We have to agree, as there really is a difference in taste between those brews created through the addition of fresh fruit and the ones that are created with flavoring. No matter which method you prefer, these brews are pretty darn delicious and the brewmasters that create them put a lot of effort into their craft.
Field ales are those that take veggies such as cucumber and add them to the mix. Again, this can be done through flavoring, but most often the brewery will add fresh ingredients, sometimes locally sourced, to their brewing process in order to gain the best result possible. In addition, by sourcing local ingredients they are helping to support their local community, which is always a bonus.
We’ve put together a list of each of these delicious types of ales for you to check out. We have the pleasure of trying quite a few different brews and we’ve found some that are just outstanding. Check out the lists below and see what you think of them!
When it comes to fruit-infused ales, we’ve tried quite a few! These refreshing brews often serve to remind us how great Spring and Summer can be, as well as giving us a new love for craft beer! Below are a few that we’ve found.
Field ales do not seem to get as much notice as their fruit flavored cousins, which is quite sad overall. These brews are pretty great and offer a great twist on the classic ales we know and love. Whether you want to try something that has been brewed with cucumber, or something a bit more adventurous with some chile in it, you’ll find plenty of these amazing craft brews on the market if you take a moment to look. Below, we have listed a few of the brews we’ve come across that we really enjoyed.
We really hope you enjoy the brews we’ve listed and we’d love to hear about other fruit and field ales you’ve tried! Leave us a comment and let us know what you think and what you’ve found! You never know, the craft beer or brewery you mention just might become our next feature!