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Roundtable Discussion | Fruit-Infused Beer

fruit-infused beer
Amber Dunlap

We all know that summer doesn’t officially start until June 21 but that doesn’t mean mother nature cares.

So in honor of the beginning of summer-like temperatures and the need for a refreshing beverage, this week we asked our staffers: what is your favorite fruit-infused beer? Here’s what they had to say.


Brady Akers

It’s so hard to pick just one: Upland Wheat, Cascade’s Elderberry and Dry Dock’s Apricot Blonde are all great.


Shelley Cooper

I’ve been a fan of Founder’s Rubaeus Raspberry Ale lately.


Spencer Mapes

Hell or High Watermelon by 21st Amendment. Also, just had the Hala Kahiki Pineapple Ale by Rivertowne Brewing. Never thought pineapple could taste so good in beer!


Christopher Day

Avery Brewing’s Momi Hiwa Barrel-Aged Coconut Porter paired with Anywhere? Cascade’s Apricot Ale. Locally, Avery’s Lilikoi Kepolo.


Niel Stender

Haven’t had it yet but their animation makes me want to – Sixpoint RAD


Kathleen Morton

It may be boring, but Funkwerks Saison!


Colin Clancy

Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy. Mmm.


Shelley Cooper

Colin, I guess you must have “flunked” the “advanced craft beer drinkers” survey too, along with most of the rest of us! 😉


Colin Clancy

What can I say? I like what I like.


Lauren Hoff

Beer By Design Brewery just did a “four hour sour” with our wheat ale, and it drinks like a Berliner Wiesse. We split it into 4 batches and have a plain wheat and infused the other 3 with raspberries, strawberries or blueberries. I can’t get enough of the blueberry.


Cory Pelc

Epic Brewing’s Brainless on Raspberries/cherries/peaches


Lauren Hoff

Yes, Brainless is awesome! Once had Brainless Cherries with Brett… holy cow!


Tristan Chan

Can we get some New Glarus Raspberry Tart in here? No, seriously can I have some please?!?


Tristan Chan

I’m looking at you Lindsay Snyder


Jason Patrick

I think lemongrass is more of a plant than a fruit, but I will go with West Sixth’s Lemongrass Wheat. If you haven’t tried this yet get your butt to Kentucky (or southern Ohio) and pick some up.


Laura Graham

Epic Brewing’s Brainless on Peaches. I want 7 right now just thinking about it.


Lindsay Snyder

New Glarus raspberry and cherry definitely deserve a shout out. A little pricey but oh so worth it.


Lindsay Krumel

Any of Jackie O’s fruit-infused beers, including their Kinda Fuzzy, a Peach Wheat Ale, Razz Wheat, and Paw Paw Wheat.

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