With B-Note, our brand-new blackberry lager now flowing deliciously in The Taproom (open all LDW if you’re still in the City), our team got to talking about our favorite fruit beers of all time.
We realized that for a bunch of us, fruit beers were our gateways into craft beer.
The ones that opened our eyes to what great beer could taste like … and sent us down a path toward a life in beer. Drink one Magic Hat #9 in college, then, BAM …. 10 years later you’re the lead brewer, with a huge beard, at a brewery in New York effin’ City. (Maybe that’s just Will)
So join us in toasting the unofficial end of summer (though we’d argue it’s a state of mind … and Bronx Summer’s still around a few more weeks), with the BXB team’s all-time favorites in the fruit world.
Lindemans Pêcheresse – Sam, Logistics
Wachusett Blueberry – Kev, Marketing
It’s a classic, and it’s no-frills, but when I went to college, it was always The Thing You Could Finally Have When You Turned 21. Always reminds me of summertime in Boston…even though it’s been like 300 years since then.
Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose – Will A, Brewing
Magic Hat #9 was the beer that turned me on to craft beer, then I was like, ‘hmmm, I wonder what other stuff is out there’ and found Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose. I don’t drink a ton of fruit beer, but I loved that one, and still do.
New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA – Dan, Sales
I’m not usually a big fruit guy, but New Belgium’s Citradelic Tangerine IPA was real good. And you gotta give it up to Hell or High Watermelon.
Lindenman’s Framboise – Mark, Sales
Pete’s Wicked Strawberry Blonde – Dan, Brewing
(**after saying ‘fruit doesn’t belong in beer, but I love B-Note’ a bunch)