What? We always liked the notion of a beer, ahem, transforming into a cider. After procuring some juice from our good friends and neighbors over at Colorado Cider Company—we went to work. The result is a delicious “rustic apple ale” possessing characteristics of both a cider and a beer. Here’s to great neighbors and Saturday morning cartoons! Why? The Belgian yeast brings some light spicy aromas, then we roll out Biscuit and Special B malt to create a light sweet toast backbone with raisin notes. After fermentation we added a little lactose to soften the body of the beer and add some sweetness. The Gala apple juice adds tartness and an ever so delicate hint of fresh apple zest. You don’t have to pick a side, it adapts to the taster—robeers in disguise…we had to say it.
Brewer: Wit’s End Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Alcohol Content: 7.3%