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Impassioned Brew

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 passionpinnerBlues 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.
By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.