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  1. 2016 Craft Beer Year In Review Part 1 •
    December 15, 2016 @ 11:21 am

    […] Fruit beer trend – It wasn’t too long ago that fruit beers were kind of made fun of. The crux of the diss was that people that didn’t really like beer needed to mask the flavor with fruit. That stigma lead to beers like Pete’s Wicked Strawberry Blonde Ale and Sam Adam’s Cherry Wheat to fall into the abyss of shunned beers around 20 years ago.  Fast forward to last year, and Grapefruit Sculpin made the trend of fruited beers popular. 2016 could be considered the year of the fruited IPA, it was just that prevalent. New Belgium made Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Stone riffed on their Enjoy By with an Enjoy By Tangerine. Green Flash saw success by putting Soul Style with Tangerine and Passionfruit Kicker at any endcap display they could. It feels like every brewery with a bottling or canning line tried to make at least one fruit beer this year with varying success. The interesting thing to watch is if this trend becomes a mainstay, and how many latecomers create one of these products once interest dies down. Here’s what you the readers thought of the trend [link] […]


  2. New England IPA and Creating Beer Culture | This Is Why I'm Drunk
    August 8, 2016 @ 4:55 am

    […] a recent poll on The Full Pint, 70 percent of respondents said they have tried a NE IPA with nearly that same […]


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