Fruit Beers

Fruit beers have often been looked down on by beer snobs. The truth is, they have been around as long as beer itself. They may have disappeared in North America until European imports and craft breweries brought them back to the market about 30 years ago, but they have been growing in popularity since. These beers can be total fruit bombs like radlers and shandys, or they may take on a subtler approach. This year’s Best in Class, Whistler Brewing’s Grapefruit Ale, reflects the latter, with an obvious fruit flavour that isn’t too forward, and an even balance between sweet and dry. David Nuttall

BEST IN CLASS

Whistler Brewing Co. Grapefruit Ale
Canada
$16-19 (6-pack bottles) CSPC 750507

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Phillips Raspberry Wheat
Canada
$7-9 (650mL) CSPC 751443

 

 

 

 

 

Alley Kat Aprikat Apricot Wheat Ale
Alberta, Canada
$16-19 (6-pack bottles) CSPC 901108

 

 

 

 

 

Stanley Park Brewing Sunsetter
Canada
$16-19 (6-pack bottles) CSPC 771574

 

 

 

 

 

Alley Kat Main Squeeze Grapefruit Ale
Alberta, Canada
$16-19 (6-pack bottles) CSPC 733630

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Island Brewing DiBs Berry
Alberta, Canada
On-Tap Only

 

 

 

 

 

Brewsters River City Raspberry Ale
Alberta, Canada
$16-19 (6-pack bottles) CSPC 770047

 

 

 

 

 

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