Only in Louisiana can you get the Gnarly Barley’s Company’s Blueberry Pancake Stout. Only in Oregon can you order Nectarine Golden Ale. And only in America, from the Green Man Brewery in North Carolina, can you buy Snozzberry beer.
Only in Belgium, via Amazon and The Belgian Beer Company of Stoke-on-Trent, can you drink coconut beer as well as Timmerman’s peach beer and Lindemannan’s Floris Nickleberry (blackcurrant) beer.
Bur fruit beer-making is growing in the UK, Samuel Smith’s of Tadcaster, Yorkshire offers a £38.40 Organic Fruit Beer Mixed Case, comprising strawberry, raspberry and apricot.
In Dorset, the Badger Brewery offers tropical Ferret pale ale made with mango while, in Suffolk, St Peter’s makes Plum Porter.
The latest fruity hop launch, exclusively in 280 ASDA stores, is SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO’s Pineapple Pale Ale, joining its Juicy IPA. The vegan beer was designed by head brewer Jack Dixon.
CEO of SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO, Keith McAvoy says:
“Pineapple Pale Ale is fresh, fun and sessionable – perfect for summer.”
In March, SEVEN BRO7HERS collaborated with ALDI to produce The Watermelon Pale Ale and Passion Fruit Pale Ale – under the ‘Hop Foundry’ banner.
SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO was founded in 2014 by McAvoy brothers, Guy, Keith, Luke, Daniel, Nathan, Kit, and Greg, inspired by their father’s home brew.
Another new craft beer is made from floor-malted barley and the most expensive spice in the world. London’s Ticket Pale Ale has a Persian saffron twist.
Co-founder and former director of the Iranian SHAMS non-alcoholic beer Ali Porushani says:
“Ticket Pale Ale is based on a traditional non-alcoholic Persian pale ale that was once very popular in old-school, Pre-Revolution Iran.
“The saffron gives the beer a striking yellow hue like no other. There are plenty of citrusy hops and the lavender adds extra floral notes.”
Co-founder, Fae Soleimani adds:
“Saffron might be the Rolls-Royce of better-for-you spices. Ticket is a truly functional vegan-friendly pale ale that showcases saffron’s manifold health benefits – mood lifting, raised energy levels and combatting oxidative stress.”
The company’s second low-no, mineral and vitamin-rich proposition will be a lemongrass-infused lager.
Kevin Pilley is a former professional cricketer and chief staff writer of PUNCH magazine. His humour, travel, food and drink work appears worldwide and he has been published in over 800 titles.
Photographs courtesy of St Peter’s Brewery and SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO