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Fruit Beer

  •   Einstök Icelandic Craft Ale Arctic Berry Ale
  •   Honsebrouck Kasteel Rouge
  • Hero malt duck   Sprecher Malt Duck
  • Hero   Schöfferhofer Pomegranate
  •   Short's Soft Parade Shandy
  •   Fruili Strawberry Beer

Fruit beers are any beers using fruit or fruit extracts as an adjunct in either, the mash, kettle, primary or secondary fermentation providing obvious (ranging from subtle to intense), yet harmonious, fruit qualities. fruit qualities should not be overpowered by hop character. if a fruit (such as juniper berry) has an herbal or spice quality, it is more appropriate to consider it in the herb and spice beers category. acidic bacterial (not wild yeast) fermentation characters may be evident (but not necessary) they would contribute to acidity and enhance fruity balance. clear or hazy beer is acceptable in appearance. a statement by the brewer explaining what fruits are used is essential in order for fair assessment in competitions. if this beer is a classic style with fruit, the brewer should also specify the classic style.

Why Only Craft Beers?

The number one reason is craft beer tastes better than the "beer water" that is mass produced and mass marketed by the big beer companies. Craft beer tastes better because craft brewers spend their time focusing the quality of their beer rather than focusing on their marketing campaigns and stock prices.

Oh yeah! Craft beers can pack a punch. Most craft beers range from 5-10% ABV, but some can reach 20%, 30%, and even 40% ABV.