Cold beer meets ripe fruit: Summer in a glass. Or bottle. Or can.
Here are five fruit beers made in Alberta you can enjoy this summer.
Purple Gas – Big Rock
Brewing in Alberta and BC, Big Rock turned to another Canadian classic taste for one of their current fruit beers. Purple Gas takes Saskatoon berries and pairs them with honey and an Albertan wheat ale for a very un-sweet take on the genre. As a bonus, they’re also brewing Cherazza, a bubbly Saison with raspberry and cherry.
Squeeze Lemon Berry Helles – Village Brewery
A beer so delicious it inspired a sorbetto flavour from Calgary’s Fiasco Gelato (as part of their #LoveThisCity collaboration project). Squeeze brings together lemon and raspberries with Pilsner.
Beaver Tail Raspberry Ale – Grizzly Paw
Canmore’s Grizzly Paw is taking summer’s fruit bounty into their own hands, making an unfiltered Raspberry Ale that melds tart and sweet. In case you want to really take this one into your hands, they also make a soap of it. Yep, a soap.
52nd Street Peach Ale – Brewsters
This intersection of wheat beer and juicy peaches was so popular as a seasonal brew, Brewsters added it to their permanent collection. Other fruit-y options from Brewsters are their Brew Foot Blueberry Ale and their River City Raspberry Ale, too; the three fruit beers are available in a pack.
Wraspberry Ale – Wild Rose Brewery
This is an very sip-able ale made with one of summer’s favourite fruits: Raspberries. Sweet and tart at once, you can use Wild Rose’s Beer Finder to discover which bars, restaurants, and stores stock their Wrapsberry Ale.