Fruits of Labour
Dear beer lover,
It used to be that fruit beer was what you gave to someone who hated beer, in a final desperate bid to show them how diverse and exciting it can be. Because it may sound like a gimmick, but fruit beers have a rich history at the forefront of experimental brewing. From the naturalism of lambic to the modernism of a dry- grapefruited IPA, fruits can be used to find new flavours or heighten what is already there.
The last time we did a fruit box, almost exactly a year ago, we got a great response. There were no gimmicks, just traditional styles reinvigorated by a new approach.
This year we’ve done the same with 10 totally different beers. We travel from Norway to California, via the UK, Belgium and France; we traverse styles from lambics and goses, to wheat beers to saisons with a detour via IPA and American pale ales, of course.
Enjoy these brewers’ experiments, pick out the individual and sometimes unexpected effects they have on a beer, and revel in the fruits of their labour.
SEE WHAT WAS IN THE BOX