July 20, 2017

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

A generic form of flavored beer, some breweries actually use real fruit or veggies, though most use an extract, syrup or processed flavor to give the effect of a particular fruit or vegetable. Usually ales, but with not much ale character to them and commonly unbalanced. Malt flavor is typically hidden with a low hop bitterness to allow the fruit or vegetable to dominate.

Pumpkin Lager Beer

B / 3.5
Lakefront Pumpkin Lager

In 1989, Lakefront Brewery owner, Russ Klisch was reading a dusty brewing tome, sipping a fine lager, and came across a beer recipe that Thomas Jefferson had brewed with pumpkin at his home in Monticello.

Pours a light orange with an off-white head. Flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves meld well with a slightly sweet background that actually does taste a bit like pumpkin. Caramel and Munich malts reinforce this beer’s mouthfeel and lend to the malty sweetness.

Serve this with holiday meals, the spice characters really bring out the depth of full-flavored meats and vegetables.

Tangerine Wheat

C / 2.5
Tangerine Wheat

A refreshing citrus ale, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat combines the Lost Coast Harvest Wheat with natural tangerine flavors. Brewed with a combination of wheat and crystal malts, and finished with Perle hops.