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August 28, 2008

Watermelon beer

watermelonPaging Clipper City Brewery/Brewer's Art/Dog Pub/Oliver Brewery:

Please please please make watermelon beer for next summer.

Amie and I were up in Boston this past weekend visiting friends and we had a pint of delicious watermelon ale at Boston Beer Works.

It was light, sweet but not too sweet and had crisp watermelon flavor. It was even garnished with a small slice of watermelon! 

If this doesn't already exist in Baltimore (and I don't think it does) we need it here.

Peach and blueberry beers are nice. But that's yesterday's news. Watermelon beer is the wave of the future.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:20 PM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Do Not Want.

The Beer selection at your local liquor store is going to start to look like a grocery store display for flavored Iced Teas and your local bar is going to have beer menus like Starbuck's coffee offerings if this continues.

Are you all ready for beer to be used for mixed drinks next?

How much of this innovative progress or merely seasonal fad and bastardization?

I've not yet sampled any of these. When I do, I might think their great but conceptually it all seems to be a little on Frankenstien approach to mixology.

Still, let the novelty marketing commence!

I totally agree! I had the watermelon beer from Boston Beer Works back in 2004, and it has been the best beer I've ever had - still to this day. I still talk about it and tell everyone to try it if they go there.

Don't fruit my beer

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