Brewers are passionate folks. Their dedication to craft and sourcing quality ingredients is foremost for many micro breweries to create a satisfying beer or cider. Brew masters are also adopting the passion fruit as a flavorful way to express their sheer delight for seasonal beers.
Passion fruit is a small, sweet-seeded vining fruit native to southern America. It’s intensely aromatic, as well as rich in B and C vitamins and iron. Enjoy the sweet tart taste of passion fruit in brew form:
- Passion Fruit Pinner India Pale Ale: Oskar Blues Brewing of Longmont, CO and Asheville, NC; 4.8% alcohol by volume / 40 IBUs — this seasonal ale is brewed with a copious amount of hops as well as freshly squeezed blood orange juice and passion fruit puree. A pleasantly puckery offering from legendary micro brewer Oskar Blues. $8.99 per 6-pk cans.
- Passion Fruit Sour Ale: Breakside Brewing of Portland, OR; 5% alcohol by volume / 3 IBUs — A long awaited arrival, this award-winning ale is brewed in the
tradition of a classic lactic-acid fermented, sour wheat ale known as Berliner Weisse. Ideal for cooling off on a hot day, this sour ale is light and sessionable. The addition of passion fruit during the lagering process imparts a mouth-puckering, tart, tropical fruit twist. $5.99 per 22 oz b0ttle.