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Peach, Blueberry, and other Fruit Beers?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by HaveUSeenMyCellar, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. SUBER

    SUBER Savant (335) California Jan 26, 2013 Beer Trader

    Cigar City Guava Grove
    Awesome saison!
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  2. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (575) Oregon Nov 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    Framboise for a Cure
  3. I'm not sure others will agree, but I think New Belgium Frambozen is a really good raspberry brown ale. Look forward to it every winter.
  4. For your blueberry day, I highly recommend tracking down a bottle of Crooked Stave WWBI.
  5. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Champion (775) Michigan Apr 3, 2006 Beer Trader

    I love Short's (even Bloody Beer) but I found this to be a syrupy mess. Aprihop will be out in a couple of months. Sam Adams Whitewater IPA has a subtle apricot flavor too.
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  6. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (685) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Hardywood Park makes a strawberry. Not the best, but definitely worth inclusion.

    If you are doing peach/apricot, I'd also include Nebraska's Apricot au Poivre...awesome.
  7. Hardywood Anniversary Ale (blackberry)
    I mean you could even throw in alot of off the wall Cantillon lambics.
    Cassis lambics
    Fullsteam Winter Warmer (persimmons) and Sparkling Pear
    Fatheads Bumbleberry (blueberry ale)
    Mash House in Fayetteville, NC has done a blueberry and strawberry blonde and a apricot hefe (apricot was the best).
    Great Lakes Alberta Clipper (Raspberry Belgian Dark Chocolate Porter)
    Highland Cold Mountain (cranberries added)
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  8. Rimbimhoot

    Rimbimhoot Advocate (565) Illinois Sep 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Pipeworks Blue Lady for blueberry tasting
  9. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Savant (440) New Hampshire Nov 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Lindeman's has a solid, but overpriced peach brew. Love Festina Pesche.
  10. Sam Smith does a strawberry and I believe a raspberry. They are a wonderful brewery, in my opinion, so I'd check those out!
  11. HaveUSeenMyCellar

    HaveUSeenMyCellar Advocate (540) California Aug 30, 2012 Beer Trader

    Can't believe u missed that one.
    Awesome responses thus far. Keep em coming. :)
  12. Pipeworks has a blueberry, raspberry, and a cranberry berliner. All really good but the raspberry was the best IMO. They also just did a regular berliner that was quite tasty (obviously not fruited though) and I'm personally hoping for some other fruits to make their way in (peach? maybe age in a wine barrel for a month or so?)

    Really surprised I didn't see anyone mention Pipeworks yet BTW...
  13. dan027

    dan027 Savant (340) Pennsylvania Mar 28, 2011

    Dogfish festina peche is pretty awesome in my opinion, also Dogfish Black and Blue and Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale, both of those are pretty subtle with the fruit flavor but I think I almost like them more for that reason
  14. not really my thing but it's out there:

    back to the original topic of other fruit beers, I like abita strawberry, never cared much for the raspberry flavored abita purple haze.
    Didn't like the New Glarus Cherry, but the New Glarus raspberry was great.
  15. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,055) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Would have liked to have tried that one. Really enjoyed the original version.
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  16. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,145) Colorado Apr 23, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    LOL...still one of the worst beers I've had in my life and I normally like fruit beers, too.
  17. MADPolo

    MADPolo Savant (465) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    Cigar City Peach IPA (Jai Alai w/ Peach) but it's CCB Tap room/growler only. If you have a friend though, you may get lucky.
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  18. Sweetwater Blue and Fat Head's Bumbleberry are two of my all time favorites. Gotta watch out on some of the fruit flavored beers though, they can really be a mess. Sea Dog, I'm looking at you.
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  19. savagepm

    savagepm Savant (335) Pennsylvania Dec 12, 2011

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  20. futura123

    futura123 Savant (340) California Jul 29, 2010

    Do a grape sour tasting. We have so many grape AWA/lambic like Cascade the Vine, Cuvee de Castleton, CS Oculus, Bruery Qui Qui, Pinotlambicus, Cantillon Vigneronne, St Lamvinus...On the rarer side we have Veritas 005, 3F Malvasia Rosso, Cantillon Don Quijote, Cantillon Pinot d'Aunis/Zwanze 2011....
  21. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

    Does this count....
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  22. polisanl

    polisanl Savant (330) Florida Aug 6, 2010 Beer Trader

    Miami Madness, PFDF and all other berliners from Wakefield are seen at festivals and tap takeovers throughout the year. Amongst others, we served Phat Bottom (apple) and PFDF 2 weeks ago at the Miami Beer Festival. Not only do they exist, but more will be seen as the brewery is aiming to open this year in Miami.
  23. DFH does some great fruit beers. Those mentioned above + Aprihop and (hope you have one aging in the cellar 'cause it may be your last [but they also said that about WWS])... Fort!
  24. JitsuBrew

    JitsuBrew Aficionado (215) California Jan 30, 2013 Beer Trader

    Cascades Apricot is pretty good
  25. I thought they said some kegs were hitting distro?
  26. Hardywood had a Blackberry Wit that was decent. I don't remember what percentage of the Anniiversary Ale was actually Blackberry. I think it was a 20% mix.
  27. MADPolo

    MADPolo Savant (465) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    I think they are, I just assumed he wasn't from Florida.
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  28. Willbfun

    Willbfun Aficionado (175) New York Sep 28, 2012

    kona brewing has a wailua summer seasonal with passion fruit in it. I had a six of that over the summer. I prefer there big wave golden ale & koko brown ale with coconut
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  29. Willbfun

    Willbfun Aficionado (175) New York Sep 28, 2012

    brainless on peaches by Epic was incredible I it had during the early summer outside on a lounge chair with my feet on the sides, in the grass. with its 10% abv it gets better when it warms up a bit.
  30. CityofBals

    CityofBals Savant (480) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    Cedar aged Jai Alai with peaches is the best peach beer, even IPA, that I've had.
  31. RJ Rockers Son of a Peach
    Abita's Purple Haze
  32. The girlfriend loves this, I do not, to me its a carbonated strawberry daquiry.

  33. Rosty

    Rosty Savant (250) California Nov 29, 2006 Beer Trader

    The Bruery Sour in the Rye w/ Peaches. Oh wait. . .
  34. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Advocate (670) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Soft Parade uses four different berries from Michigan. Yum Yum.
    Fondly referred to as the "Panty Dropper" by Joe's grandmother.
  35. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Advocate (550) Oregon Aug 17, 2005 Beer Trader

  36. jrbchef

    jrbchef Savant (275) Connecticut Feb 24, 2011

    I typically don't like flavored beers, but during the summer there is something about Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat that is so good.
  37. zestd

    zestd Savant (470) Idaho Jan 18, 2013

    The only fruit beer I have dug is Kona's Wailua Wheat (passion fruit)...very tasty.
  38. Probably the odd man out here but IMO, fruit and beer do not belong in the same sentence (or beer). But then I am a hop-head.
  39. Scaldis Peche Mel
    Cisco Bike Pedaler Blueblerry Bleer