Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to put the Wheat beers away. I have enjoyed a few offerings from Maui Brewing in the past so I have high hopes for the Mana Wheat, especially since it’s made with pineapple juice. I’m thinking that alone should prove to be quite tasty.
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I’m not normally one to go for fruit beers, but there are select days where I really crave something with a fruity sweetness. Enter the Son of a Peach Wheat Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company out of South Carolina. A Wheat Ale on a hot day is a given, but adding some good fruity peach elements to that should up the refreshment factor quite a bit… if done correctly.
On the latest trip to the grocery store, I was in a New York state of mind, grabbing a few varieties from the Ithaca Beer Company. The White Gold Batch E!031, a Pale Wheat Ale inside a well presented 750 ml bottle, was one to share and review. Fortunately, Shane was over to enjoy this one with me and overall, I think our sentiment about this beer was very similar.
Every beer lover should know that the 21st Amendment repealed prohibition, allowing all of us to, legally, enjoy alcohol. Not so ironically, 21st Amendment is also a brewery in San Francisco, CA brewing craft beers and putting them in cans. Their Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer aims to be a traditional American Wheat beer, with a hint of watermelon aroma and flavor. Hopefully they pulled off the combination without one flavor killing the other.
I initially tried the Whitsun Ale from Arcadia on tap at Craft Ale House a few weeks ago and recently spotted a bottle of it, so I picked it up for review. Arcadia is located in Battle Creek, Michigan and has been around in the microbrewery scene since 1996. The Whitsun Ale is the first, and only, beer I’ve tried from Arcadia so far.