Co-op Brew Corner: Fruits of the Season
Summer is a thirsty time. And it’s not over yet. Watch for rotating selection seasonal lagers, ales and ciders from local and regional brew houses. Visit the Co-op’s dependably interesting selection of craft beer and cider. Catch these seasonal, slightly sweet delights while they last.
Scuttlebutt Brewery of Everett, WA ~ 5.4% alcohol by volume ~ 12 IBU – $8.49 per 6pk
Last summer a Scuttlebutt brewer took a keg of the brewery’s flagship Hefeweizen (wheat beer) and added some fresh cut pineapple and pineapple puree. They let it rest, then the brew team sent the keg down to the restaurant to test it with beer fans. The keg ran out that same weekend. After tinkering with the recipe for several months, Scuttlebutt released their infused wheat Pineapple Hefeweizen in summer 2018. This brew has a delicate yet spicy bouquet of hops, including Mosaic, Eukanot and Nugget. With enticing floral aromas of papaya, blueberry and lime zest. Skip the citrus wedge, this Hefeweizen is made with real pineapple puree. Pair it with CURED smoked sausage and kraut / watermelon salad with mint & feta / key lime pie
Cot in the Act Apricot Hard Cider
2Towns Ciderhouse of Corvallis, Oregon ~ 6.2% alcohol by volume ~ semi-dry
Take a gander at this unfiltered seasonal cider made with local apples and Oregon-grown Rival apricots. Known to Greeks as “golden eggs of the sun”, apricots have a tangy flavor. Tart and earthy, Cot in the Act cider captures the essence of fresh fruit. Naturally gluten free, this vegetarian hard cider is made in the Northwest. Available only from summer until September, pick up some tasty apricot cider while supplies last. 2Towns Cot in the Act 6-pk 12oz cans are on sale now for $11.99 each, Pair it with grilled apple & cheese sandwich / spicy seafood / berry crumble & ice cream