2016 GABF Route Preview | Fruit Beers Route
For the past month and a half our staff has been reaching out to every brewery attending the Great American Beer Festival to try to preview what they’ll be bringing to the fest. As part of that research, we’ve sifted through that list of beers to bring you a series of themed routes to help you plan for your GABF based on various styles and flavors.
(MORE: 2016 GABF Pour List Preview)
We kicked things off on Monday with a preview of the Big Beers Route, Tuesday featured Funk, Sours and Wilds. Wednesday’s route featured Hoppy Beers and yesterday we brought you the Odd/Unique Ingredients route. Today we’ve got your fruit forward gems to help sweeten things up a bit.
Fruit Beer Route
Barrel Aged Sour Stout- We have brewed this American-Style Stout with blueberries, soured it with our own house sour strain and aged it for one year in first-use Cabernet barrels.
Lilikoi Kepolo- Adding a tropical island flair to a spicy traditional witbier, Liliko’i erupts with monumental passionfruit aroma and acidity along with a sublimely succulent finish.
Raspberry Wild One- Raspberry Wild One begins, not as a single beer, but distinct batches fermented in wooden foeders each with its own array of flavors. Our brewers sample and blend to taste, resulting in a refreshing brown ale with a tartness buoyed by fragrant aromas
Black Star Co-op
Watermelon Waterloo- Sour-mashed wheat beer berliner fermented with watermelon
Mulberry Pale Ale- SMaSH pale with wild mulberries added in the fermenter
Elephants on Parade- Raspberry, cranberry and cherry American style wheat ale. One pound of fruit per gallon!
Spikeberry Saison- A saison brewed with prickly pear juice!
Saint Dekkera: Framboise- Oak Barrel-Aged Sour Ale with Raspberries Added
Miami Madness- Our world famous Florida Weisse is brewed with Guava, Mango and Passionfruit.
Friek- Created by combining framboises (raspberries) with kriek lambic style ales. We took ales fermented with wild yeast and tart cherries and moved them into oak barrels to age and sour—taking on the cherry flavors. Then, immediately prior to the final blending
Kumquat Saison- Saison with Kumquats
Imperial Cherry Gose
Strange Craft Beer
Cherry Busey- Flanders-style Oud Bruin with cherries
Hexotic– Belgian-style lambic with orange, passion fruit, mangosteen, soursop (aka gaunabana), guava and mango
Upslope Belgian Style Blonde Ale (with Guava)- A sessionable Belgian Style Blonde Ale brewed with guava – a light sipper with a tropical touch.