All About Beer Magazine - Volume 36, Issue 2
July 31, 2015 By

Fruit Beers - Brewing with Fruit

This sidebar on award-winning fruit beers accompanied an article entitled “A Cornucopia of Beer” in our May 2015 issue. 

There are a lot of fruit beers on the market today, using all manner of fruits. Look for these which have been judged as some of the best:

2014 Great American Beer Festival American-Style Fruit Beer

Gold: Raspberry Stout, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, VA

Silver: Sleepyhead Passion Fruit, Coda Brewing Co., Aurora, CO

Bronze: Apricot, Dry Dock Brewing Co. – North Dock, Aurora, CO

2014 Great American Beer Festival Fruit Wheat Beer

Gold: Apricot Ale, Pyramid Breweries, Seattle, WA

Silver: Peachy Peach, Pagosa Brewing & Grill, Pagosa Springs, CO

Bronze: Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen, Wasatch Brewery, Park City, UT

2014 Great American Beer Festival Belgian-Style Fruit Beer

Gold: Raspberry Provincial, Funkwerks, Fort Collins, CO

Silver: Saison en Regalia, Roadhouse Brewing Co., Jackson, WY

Bronze: Poire du Pélican, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR

2014 World Beer Cup Fruit Beer

Gold: Cherry Kriek, Strange Brewing Co., Denver, CO

Silver: Apricot Blonde, Dry Dock Brewing Co., North Dock, Aurora, CO

Bronze: Chchchch-Cherry Bomb, Melvin Brewing, Jackson, WY

2014 World Beer Cup Fruit Wheat Beer

Gold: Salty Kiss, Magic Rock Brewing Co., Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Silver: Meantime Raspberry Wheat Beer, Meantime Brewing Co., London, England

Bronze: 5 Lizard Latin Style Witbier, 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Bedford Park, IL

2014 World Beer Awards Best Fruit Beer

Samuel Adams Blackberry Wit, Boston, MA

Beverage Testing Institute

98/100: Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Raspberry Ale, Tadcaster, England

98/100: New Glarus Brewing Co. Raspberry Tart, New Glarus, WI

98/100: New Glarus Brewing Co. Wisconsin Belgian Red, New Glarus, WI

96/100: Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Cherry Ale, Tadcaster, England

95/100: Bastone Brewery Raspberry Midnight Oil Imperial Stout, Royal Oak, MI