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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry

Top 10 Fruit Beers

Shipyard Smashed Blueberry is a hybrid between a Porter and a Scotch Ale

Smashed Blueberry
Fruit Beer
Shipyard Brewing Company / Portland, ME

Part of the Pugsley's Signature series, named after Shipyard Brewing Company's Master Brewer Alan Pugsley, this beer is a hybrid between a Porter and a Scotch Ale. Roasted barley and chocolate malt give it its Porter-like, dark brown color and chocolaty richness, while its English ale yeast and robust 9 percent alcohol strength place it in the parameters of a Scotch ale. The aroma is dominated by natural, fresh blueberry joined with scents of coffee and cocoa. The blueberry is present in the flavor, but subtle, just as this fruit is typically known to present itself. Those who don't care for fruit beers should like this one, as it's not your normal summer fruit beer.

Price: $8.99 for 22 oz
9 percent ABV

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