Top 10 Fruit Beers
Drink Your Fruits and Grains
The Best Beers Brewed With Real Fruit
From German kristallweizen to Mexican-style pale lagers, beers have long benefitted from a garnish of lemon or lime. In summer months, some drinkers even dilute their suds with lemonade or fruit soda for refreshing radlers and shandies. However, throwing actual fruit into the brewing process is relatively novel. We have the Belgians to thank for first eschewing the German Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) — which requires that beer contain only water, barley and hops — and adding raspberry and cherry. Nowadays, you can find beer brewed with everything from bananas to berries to any number of citrus varieties. Check out GAYOT's list to see if your favorite fruit can be found in these unique, handcrafted brews.
by Bob Barnes