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2019 GABF Guided Routes | Fruit-Forward Beers to Try at GABF

GABF 2019 Route Preview

This was made possible by Molly’s Spirits, your go-to stop for some of the best local and national beer drops throughout GABF week and beyond!

For the past two months, our staff has been researching styles for each beer pouring at the Great American Beer Festival. 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.

 

2019 GABF Routes:

 

Now we invite you to explore some of the most intriguing fruit-forward beer beers that we know will be pouring at GABF. Whether you’re rockin a Hawaiian shirt, sipping on a smoothie or just like sweet easy drinkers, this GABF route will be right up your alley.

 

(READ: 2019 GABF Full Detailed Pour List

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Fruit-Forward Route

105 West Brewing Co

  • Black Beary Sour – Fruited Sour with Blackberry 6.2%

Abita Brewing Co

  • Strawberry Lager – Juicy, ripe Louisiana strawberries, harvested at the peak of the season, give this crisp lager its strawberry flavor and aroma. Abita Strawberry is made with Pilsner and Wheat malts, Tradition hops, and the finest Louisiana-grown strawberries resulting in a light gold lager with a subtle haze. 4.2%

Abnormal Beer Company

  • Tart Tropics – Passion Fruit, Guava, Orange Gose

Adroit Theory Brewing Company

  • Illusion of Safety – Calamansi+ Mango + Passion Fruit + Lemonade Gose

Angry Fish Brewing Co.

  • Top Sail Raspberry Sour – Loaded with raspberries and soured. Raspberries are prominent on the nose and the palate. The tang and tartness from the fruit add a layer of complexity for the sour. 7.8%

Ankrolab Brewing Co.

  • PassionFrüt – This sparkling fruit ale is basically a crushable adult juice box perfect for Florida summer days. 5.5% ABV

Barbarian Brewing

  • Cry of the Blackbirds – Blackberry and boysenberry sour with Brett

Barebottle Brewing Company

  • Tiki Tart – Ancient Polynesian and Hawaiian cultures, worshiped their deities by carving elegant tiki statues, so Barebottle chose to worship the beer gods with a tropical sour. Passion fruit, Guava, & lime. More fruit per barrel than anything they’ve made before. 4.8%

Big Storm Brewing Co.

  • Key Lime Shandy – This Shandy style beer is a true sip of Florida sunshine. Key lime puree straight from the Florida Keys adds a smooth taste and sweet Key lime aroma. Subtle malt characters paired with the citrusy flavors of the Key limes makes this beer burst with flavor. 4.5%

Ceverceria Colorado

  • Señior Piña Blonde Ale – This Blonde Ale was fermented with pineapples and dry hopped with Mosaic hops to create a tropical fruity dream. Smooth with a low bitterness, Mr. Pineapple is light bodied, fresh, and easy drinking. 5.1%
  • Mangolito Gose – This Slow Beer is a kettle soured gose fermented with mangoes for a nice tropical fruit compliment. The beer was brewed with salt from Salineras Milenarias in Puebla, Mexico, a special salt that is part of Slow Food Mexico’s ark of taste. 4.5%

Commonhouse Aleworks

  • Indigose – Indigose is a heavily fruited version of The Air is Salty, our interpretation of a Gose-style beer. They use locally produced salt from Bulls Bay Saltworks and local blueberries from Black Pearl Farms (through Grow Food Carolina) to add a South Carolina twist. 5.2%

Community Beer Company

  • Berliner Berry – A brilliantly balanced beer melding a tart & refreshing Berlinerweisse with bright & juicy boysenberries. The result is a vibrant ruby-colored beer that’s beautifully complex and simply refreshing. It’s a new take on an old-world beer style and a perfect companion to kicking off summertime beer drinking in Texas!

Deschutes Brewery

  • Marionberry Lavender Sour – A luscious infusion of intricate flavors, this American sour ale drifts through tart patches of Oregon marionberry and aromatic lavender to a light, lemony finish. 4.5%

DESTIHL Brewery

  • Hawaiian Five Ale – Their fruity and juicy blonde ale will quickly transport your palate with a taste of paradise. Tropical flavors of pineapple, coconut, mango, peach and guava are balanced by smooth maltiness. One sip and you’ll be singing the song of the islands. Aloha! 6.4%

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

  • SuperEIGHT – A sessionable super gose brewed with a bevy of heroic ingredients: prickly pear, mango, boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi juices, toasted quinoa and an ample addition of red Hawaiian sea salt! These unique ingredients give this beer a vibrant red color, with delicious flavors of berries and watermelon, along with a slightly tart – yet refreshing – finish. 5.3%

Dry Dock Brewing Co. – South Dock

  • Apricot Blonde – A misty golden blonde ale fermented with shiploads of fruit. A crisp, clean finish and just enough apricot to make this a favorite. Combine with sunshine and friends for full effect. 5.1%

Factotum Brewhouse

  • Bluebird Berliner Weisse – This regional style of Berliner Weisse with tropical fruit additions is known as a Florida Weisse.  Expect a tart, crisp, fruity refresher. 6.3%

Firestone Walker

  • Rosalie – Rosé Cider

Flatland Brewing Company

  • Beachfront Avenue – Tropical AF fruit punch Berliner. 6.2%

Flyte Co Craft Brewing

  • Oh My Guava! Pale Ale – Guava Pale Ale

Funkwerks

  • Raspberry Provincial – This delicious creation was truly a product of creativity, ingenuity, and luck. In the summer of 2013 we took a test batch of our sessionable sour summer ale, Provincial, that didn’t quite hit gravity and decided to have some fun with it by adding a heavy dose of raspberries. The end result was so delicious, we ended up brewing it year-round. This delightfully tart fruit beer is refreshing, with a citrusy berry aroma which transitions to a subtly sweet and tart finish. Notes of lemon zest and tart raspberries. Pairs well with day drinking. 4.2%

Funky Buddha

  • Pina Colada – Our Pina Colada Wheat Ale is a tropical infusion that will make you feel like you’re poolside. We infuse this light wheat ale base with 100% real coconut  and juicy pineapple. The result is a beer reminiscent of the classic beverage. Just one rule: no Rupert Holmes songs allowed at the bar. 5.6%

Great Divide Brewing Co.

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale – It is a gift for the senses. Strawberry is the yin to rhubarb’s yang—the sweet to the tart. This beautiful partnership creates a beer that glows ruby in the glass, bursts with strawberry aroma, and bites with every sip. Bright and effervescent, this sour is a fun and refreshing, lip-puckering treat perfect for every occasion, any time of the year. 6.2%
  • Guava and Passion Fruit Sour Ale – Guava and Passion Fruit Sour Ale

Great Notion Brewing

  • Blueberry Muffin – This tart and whimsical blueberry treat will remind you of your family’s freshly baked blueberry muffins! 5.5%
  • Jammy Pants – An ode to all the parents out there and our love of fruit beers. This kettle sour was fermented with ‘pantfulls’ of marionberry, boysenberry and blueberry puree. Drink up now because it’s time to get your Jammy Pants on! 7%

Griffin Claw Brewing Company

  • Mr. Blue Sky – Raspberry – Mr. Blue Sky American Wheat Ale brewed with coriander, grapefruit peel, and raspberries. 5%
  • Never Settle – Kettle sour brewed with 45 pounds per barrel (barrel= 31 gallons) of raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry! 5%

Independent Brewing Company

  • Ping POG – A kettle sour with Passionfruit, Blood Orange, and Guava just like the famous Hawaiian drink. 5.8%

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

  • POG Champ – A fruited sour brewed with passion fruit, orange, guava and lactose. 4.8%

J Wakefield Brewing

  • Miami Madness – Florida Weisse brewed with Guava, Mango, and Passionfruit

K2 Brothers Brewing

  • Orange/Pineapple/Passion Fruit Sour – Orange/Pineapple/Passion Fruit Sour

Left Hand Brewing Company

  • Flamingo Dreams Nitro – Super smooth and refreshing with a sublte zing from berry notes and a striking pink color. You stand out in a crowd and only need one leg to find balance. You’re not afraid to get your feet wet and you don’t give a flock what others think. You embrace your inner flamingo and dare to turn your dreams into reality. You’re ready for pink beer. Flamingo Dreams is a refreshing change from the ordinary with a berry burst, frisky zing, and a nitro glide that’ll bring out your vibrant side. Join the flock and let’s flamingle. 4.7%

Liquid Mechanics

  • Mango/Guava Gose – Mango/Guava Gose

Loveland Aleworks

  • Blackberry Lemon Bar Sour – Loveland Aleworks’ flagship kettle sour with lactose, vanilla, blackberry puree, fresh squeezed lemon juice and zest. Blackberry tartness is balanced perfectly with the lemon citrus and smooth creamy finish of the lactose and vanilla. 8.1%

MadTree Brewing Company

  • Shade – If a shortcut through the woods beats the heat, why not take it? Though non-traditional, Shade’s blackberries and sea salt quench thirst amidst any sunny day. Whatever the summer holds, feel free to kick back and relax, the ‘Tree has you covered. 4.6%

Manifest Beer Company

  • Nap’s Favorite Passion Fruit Lychee – Nap’s Favorite Passion Fruit & Lychee is a Cocktail Inspired Sour Ale. Brewed with 100% Weyermann Maltz, Kettle Soured using only Sour Maltz (no dairy) for natural and wild fermentation. Finished with a Belgian yeast strain, lager for at least 30 days finally fruit is added the day it is purchased to give the best and freshest aroma and flavor possible. Passion fruit aroma with just a touch of floral from Lychee! 4.4%

Marble Brewery – Production

  • Double White Triple Berry – All the Double White taste you love with layers of luscious fruit! Perfect summer fun ale infused with blueberry, raspberry, and boysenberry. 7%

Maxline Brewing

  • Peach Mango Pale Ale – Pale Ale brewed with peach and mango puree. 6.2%

Missouri Beer Company

  • Mango Hibiscus Pale Ale – An American Pale ale with a twist. Hibiscus flowers are added at the end of the boil to add an earthy-flowery flavor. Fresh Mango puree is added after fermentation to add the fruity sweetness. 5%

Mountain Cowboy Brewing Company

  • Up Gose the Geyser Strawberry/Rhubarb Sour Ale – This gose is slightly salty and sour and brewed with fresh strawberry rhubarb puree and locally grown Mt Hood hops from Ella J Farms in Longmont, CO. 5.5%

No Label Brewing Company

  • Texas Strawberry Blonde Ale – Fresh Strawberries matched with a refreshing blonde ale base, low on the hops to be just a little sweet, but not too thin on the body. 5.5%

Odell Brewing Co

  • Sippin’ Pretty – More of a mantra than a beer, Sippin’ Pretty is our Fruited Sour Ale. Loaded with our unique blend of açai, guava, and elderberry, and balanced with a delicate addition of Himalayan pink sea salt, this beer pops with a bright ruby color and a refreshing tart finish. So sit back, relax, and sip on something pretty. 4.5%

Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse Pizza

  • POG Project – Passion fruit, orange, and guava blonde ale. 4.5%

Ology Brewing Co.

  • Double Passionfruit Gose – The name gives away what this beer is, but lets break it down. Double passion fruit. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, Nick loves passion fruit. The tropical aromas and nice acidic bite blends perfectly with tart beer – whether it is in kettle sour or mixed culture beers. The salt is present, but not overly saline. Pink Himalayan was the salt of choice again, just like in the Raspberry Gose, but ever so slightly dialed down. The intention of this beer was to be very strongly passion-fruit-y. Instead of the sweetness you get from Juice Lab, this beer has fermented out most of the sugars from the fruit leaving you with a very fruity, but very chuggable finished product. With it tasting like a ripe, tropical juice blend, this might be the update mimosas needed. 6.5%
  • Juice Lab – Fruit Beer. 5%

Pagosa Brewing & Grill

  • Peachy Peach – Our Peach Wheat is a real treat. Brewed as an American Wheat, it’s got amazing aromas of real peaches and a wonderful balance of light beer and peaches in the flavor. Peachy Peach is exceedingly quaffable and one of our top sellers in the warmer months. 5.2%

Payette Brewing Co.

  • Aura: Guava Hibiscus – Aura radiates a unique personality. A nod to warmer days and drinking with friends in the sunshine, Aura: Guava & Hibiscus Sour Ale plays on the refreshing and complex flavors of guava and hibiscus. Tinted with hues of pink hibiscus and topped by an airy brilliant white head, this ale bursts with tropical aromas. Mildly tart and incredibly refreshing, enjoy this beer any time of year. 4%

Peak View Brewing Company

  • Mango Hibiscus Blonde – Fruit beer. 5.8%

Perrin Brewing Company

  • Blackberry IPA – This seasonal brew combines the tart sweetness of ripened Blackberries along with an aromatic floral bouquet of fresh Michigan bittering hops, sit back with this beer and enjoy the change of the seasons wherever you are. 5%
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Pilot Brewing Company

  • Mimosa Gose – Gose infused with blood orange. 4.3%

Platt Park Brewing Co.

  • Watermelon Berliner Weisse – Wheat kettle sour infused with watermelons. 4.2%

Pro Re Nata Brewery

  • Breakfast Jam – A fruit bomb kettle-soured ale with loads of boysenberries and black currants. Light and refreshing, with a nice balance of sweet and sour. 4%

Ratio Beerworks

  • Major Nights – Major Nights Lime Gose, which originally debuted last year as The Knew Schmew, was a collaboration with Denver band, The Knew. This mildly tart, mildly salty, traditional German-style wheat beer received a “dry hop” addition of nearly 400 hand zested limes. Major Nights is an explosion of unique savory flavors brought on by the use of coriander and red gold Hawaiian sea salt, as well as the bright refreshing tartness of fresh limes. Cap off your summer with some Major Nights. 5%

Red Horn Brewing Co.

  • Pure Faith Raspberry & Lemon Berliner Weisse – Our proudest beer of the year, largely due to the good causes and courageous women this beer supports. 100% of the profits from Pure Fait will support The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas. Pure Faith is a lightly tart and extremely refreshing Berliner Weisse base punched up with the additions of lemon peel, coriander, and all natural raspberries. Intensely colored and surprisingly balanced, raise one up to beating breast cancer once and for all! 3.4%

Resident Brewing

  • Hawaiian Summer – Kettle Sour POG, Passion Fruit, Orange and Guava. 6%

Rhinegeist Brewery

  • Little Bubs – A bright and refined Session Rosé Ale with apple, peach and cranberry. A tight and crisp expression, with smaller ABV compared to its bigger cousin, Little Bubs whispers tartness and sparkles with refreshment. 4.7%

Rip Current Brewery

  • Guava Peach Tart – Tart Berliner with Guava & Peach. 4.8%

Saugatuck Brewing Co.

  • Blueberry Lemonade Shandy – You’re craving something light, refreshing and unique. That’s why we created our tasty version of a Radler with an added twist of blueberries. The tart lemonade will help quench your thirst, while the blueberry finishes off this perfectly invigorating beer. 5%

SLO Brewing Co.

  • Mango-Squeeze – We juiced up our Hefeweizen with loads of mango for a bright and refreshing brew. Like sunshine in a can, this new squeeze balances juicy sweetness with a tropical tang. 5.4%

Spider Bite Beer Company

  • Passion It – Sour ale brewed with passion fruit. 4.5%

Stone Brewing

  • Tangerine Express IPA – Tangerine IPA

Strange Craft Beer Co

  • Breakfast Grapefruit IPA – Grapefruit IPA

Taft’s Ale House

  • Are You Feeling Pricklish – Wheat Ale Brewed with Prickly Pear, Kabosu, and Tangerine

Tampa Bay Brewing

  • Son of a Motherless Goat – Strawberry Lime Berliner Weisse

Tangled Roots Brewing

  • Blood Orange IPA – Blood Orange IPA

Thorn Brewing

  • Low Hanging Sour (Low-Hanging Fruit Sour P.O.G) – Fruited Sour

Three Weavers Brewing

  • We Saw Them Coming – Watermelon Saison

Timnath Beerwerks

  • Catharina Sour w/ Blackberry & Tangerine – Blackberry Tangerine Sour

Tripping Animals Brewing Company

  • Moskittle – Sour Ale conditioned w/ Strawberry, Peach, Lime, Passion Fruit, and Tangerine

Troegs Brewing

  • Raspberry Tart & Fruit – Raspberry Gose

Two Roads Brewing

  • H2Roads Raspberry Craft Hard Seltzer – Raspberry Hard Seltzer

Upslope Brewing Company

  • Upslope Lychee IPA – Lychee IPA

West Sixth Brewing

  • Blackberried in the Bluegrass – Blackberry Fruit Beer

Wild Barrel Brewing Company

  • Vice Passion Cactus Dragon Fruit – Berliner Weisse w/passion, cactus, and dragon fruit

Woba Beer

  • Woba Blackberry Ale – Fruit Beer w/blackberry

Wynkoop Brewing

  • Lush Vibes Tangerine Sour IPA – IPA – American using tangerine pureè and dry-hopped with Tangelo peel

Yampa Valley Brewing

  • Peachocalypse – Peach Gose

Yards Brewing Co.

  • PYNK – Fruit Beer with sour and sweet cherries and raspberries

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