It is funny how certain weather and temperature tends to make us crave different foods, activities and even beers. Lighter, crisper, and even fruity beers are a delicious option for spring and for summer. And it seems as though brewers worldwide are becoming more and more creative in brewing beer with fruit.
In fact, there are currently over twenty six different varieties of fruit being brewed in beer either alone, or blended with other flavors
When talking about the top ten fruity beers, it seems as though there is a front runner flavor; raspberry. Two of our top five beers include the raspberry flavor - and it doesn't hurt that it is one of the healthier more anti-oxidant rich berries!
Below find our list of top five must-try fruity beers for spring:
1. Samuel Smith’s Organic Raspberry beer
Brewed by Samuel Smith Brewing Co. in the United Kingdom this beer has a delicious raspberry flavor and a terrificly elegant bottle and label.
2. Sweetwater Blue
Brewed by Sweetwater Brewing, in Atlanta, Georgia. Sweetwater Blue offers a light bodied ale, flavored with blueberries. Yum!
3. St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale
Brewed by McAuslan Brewing located in Quebec, Canada. This fruity beer is enlivened with a hint of apricot.
4. Raspberry Imperial Stout
Another raspberry beer brewed by Weyerbacher Brewing, in Pennsylvania.
5. Magic Hat's #9
Of course we had to put Magic Hat's famous #9 on our list. It is brewed in Burlington, Vermont. This beer is mysterious, as they do not disclose the type of fruit is swirling around inside of their trademark “orange” can; maybe that is a clue - orange, apricot, or both?
Some other note-worthy beers:
- Black & Blue, brewed at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, located in Milton, Delaware
- UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen, brewed by Harpoon Brewery in Boston, Massachusetts
- Wild Raspberry Ale brewed at Great Divide Brewing in Denver, Colorado
- Samuel Smiths Organic Strawberry Ale, brewed by Samuel Smith Brewery in the United Kingdom
There are a ton of delicious beers brewed with fruit flavors and these are just our top five favorites - of the moment. We're sure you have some that you love - and we'd love for you to add them to our list! Add them to our comments, we'll taste, talk with others and add them to our list of top fruity beers from readers!