Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

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Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Postby GtownRandy » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:39 am

I saw on TBS site they have broadhead blueberry blonde which is rated 83 for fruit beer style on ratebeer
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Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Postby duckdown » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:40 am

Craig wrote:If you're going out East, look for Pumphouse Blueberry Ale. It's one of the few fruit beers I can think of that's pleasantly sweet and straightforward, rather than the complex sours and saisons that are popular these days.

Hey Craig, I am leaving for east coast August 1st. Any suggestions on where to pick it up? I am a huge fan of blueberry beers!

Thanks for the post mate
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Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Postby duckdown » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:41 am

GtownRandy wrote:I saw on TBS site they have broadhead blueberry blonde which is rated 83 for fruit beer style on ratebeer

Is this new? Heading to their site now

You guys are great!
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Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Postby duckdown » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:42 am

Hmm, no luck. A search for "broadhead" on TBS dot ca yields only something called a dark horse stout

Where did you see it?

Edit - found it via Google. Heading to Heartland Town Center this aft to get both the blueberry blonde at TBS and the raspberry uber at LCBO

Going to be perfect for our family BBQ tonight!

Cheers
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Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Postby Craig » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:47 am

duckdown wrote:
Craig wrote:If you're going out East, look for Pumphouse Blueberry Ale. It's one of the few fruit beers I can think of that's pleasantly sweet and straightforward, rather than the complex sours and saisons that are popular these days.

Hey Craig, I am leaving for east coast August 1st. Any suggestions on where to pick it up? I am a huge fan of blueberry beers!

Thanks for the post mate


It's petty common out there. You ought to be able to find it all over the place.
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Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Postby duckdown » Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:19 pm

Damn, their system lied to me! They have an interactive touchscreen interface thing at the store itself, and it shows the stock in real time.. and it was zero.

The one employee says it's sold out almost everywhere, none left in Brampton and only 3 cans at Dixie and Dundas in Mississauga

Bummer! I did however score huge at the LCBO at Heartland.. Picked up some Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere, some random grapefruit IPA, a Waterloo Blueberry Hefeweizen, Samuel Smith Organic Apricot Ale, Royal City Hibiscus Saison, a citra rhubarb beer, and some 12 minutes to destiny

Planning to put together a cheese board with flights of 5 different beers for some family, I bet they will go great with simple cheese and crackers.
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Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Postby GtownRandy » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:33 pm

sounds like a good selection of available fruit-style beers (forgot about the rhubarb ale)
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Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Postby sofakingdrunk » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:00 pm

I had the Bam Biere last night....out of this world good. On the other side, i've had the sam smiths apricot before and I absolutely hated it. One of the very few sam smiths products that i havn't enjoyed.
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smart ass observation of the day

Postby Belgian » Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:33 pm

BURDOCK brew pub and bottle store has all kinds of fruit beers going on now and they switch them up quite a bit it seems.

The Berliner Weisse has been made with plums, White peach, mango, cranberry, and I just got a Rhubarb Strawberry version I'm drinking now that's very good and aromatic, and just about as acidic as you'd want a BW to be!
Other beers that her fruit added are Gose (key lime) and Saison (raspberry).

NICKEL BROOK made an outstandingly tasty gose with cucumber, technically anything with seeds is from the reproductive part of the plant and a fruit.

All grains for brewing are fruits as well, as are nuts, pumpkin, squash, peppers, seeds, corn kernels. Chocolate and coffee are from seeds of fruits. You've been drinking fruit beer a lot I notice...
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some NB are underrated

Postby Belgian » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:25 pm

Enjoying a Nickel Brook Raspberry Berliner Weisse, also a good one. Mini-Belgian 375 ml bottle, capped, $3.95.

Lots of it around some areas. This wins for having a natural tart berry taste that compliments the quenching dry-sour profile (whereas German bars might just add sugary syrup) so gonna grab a few more to 'session' a few hot afternoons away...
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Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Postby BlackRedGold » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:14 am

Another option for an Ontario brewed fruit beer available at the LCBO is Beyond the Pale's Pink Fuzz Grapefruit Wheat.
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Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Postby FEUO » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:16 am

sofakingdrunk wrote:I had the Bam Biere last night....out of this world good. On the other side, i've had the sam smiths apricot before and I absolutely hated it. One of the very few sam smiths products that i havn't enjoyed.

What fruits/flowers/spices are in Bam Biere?
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Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:17 pm

duckdown wrote:
Bummer! I did however score huge at the LCBO at Heartland.. Picked up some Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere, some random grapefruit IPA, a Waterloo Blueberry Hefeweizen, Samuel Smith Organic Apricot Ale, Royal City Hibiscus Saison, a citra rhubarb beer, and some 12 minutes to destiny
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Feuo-No spices/fruit/flowers that I know of, I was just responding to the above quote with some thoughts
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Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Postby sofakingdrunk » Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:07 pm

Stopped in the lcbo today. The unibroue epehmere seasonal 750ml is out now. Blueberry flavour
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Re: Fruit, flowers, and Videotape

Postby Belgian » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:12 pm

FEUO wrote:[What fruits/flowers/spices are in Bam Biere?

Grains are from the fruiting part of the plant, bwaha. ;)

The Bam is getting some great reviews, though so I need to try one soon - and possibly stock up. We now return to our usual social programming...
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