|Milk and Fruit Beers
Milk beer, flower beer and fruit beer are
all growing in popularity as brewers look
to attract more female drinkers
to the market.
Among this year's new arrivals is Bilk,
from Abashiri Beer, a new type of beer
recently launched in Japan, which is said
to be made up of one-third milk.
Anheuser Busch, always keen to new
trends has targeted the female market
with a recently released
line of fruit beers.
Marketed in the US under the Michelob
Ultra Pilsner Beer brand are three new
fruit varieties - Lime Cactus, Tuscan
Orange Grapefruit, and Pomegranate
Even craft brewers have entered the
competition. Dogfish Head's Chateau
Jiahu Beer is flavoured with a novel
concoction of ingredients, including
wildflower honey, Muscat grapes, barley
malt, hawthorn fruit, and
It is said to be a revival of a
9,000-year-old beer mixture, consisting
of rice, honey and fruit, that was found
preserved in Northern China in 2005.
|Pizza Beer - no kidding
Tom Seefurth says his pizza-flavored concoctions will have him rolling in the dough
in no time. The real-estate agent turned brewmaster says the publicity that he received
after putting his Mamma Mia Pizza Beer on tap at Walter Payton’s Roundhouse in
Aurora (IL) has both beer drinkers and newsmakers nationwide looking for a swig .
Even “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno made reference to Seefurth's pizza beer
during a recent show.
All the publicity is no surprise since Seefurth is dealing with one of the great love
affairs of the food world. Like peanut butter and jelly or coffee with cream, pizza and
beer have always gone together. Now, if you don’t want to hold a slice of pizza in one
hand and a beer in your other, you can get both flavors at the same time.
Currently the beer is only available at Walter Payton’s Roundhouse. Their menu
quotes states that “this beer will go great with pastas and all sorts of stuff.”
Well, if they say so it must be true, right?
The brew, is a actually a combination of tomatoes, garlic, yeast and herbs, which,
when purified, strained and fermented, comes out a pale orange and
tastes, as advertised, like pizza.