Lee Heidel

Winter’s chill is gone and the warming spring days foreshadow road trips to the beach, warm breezes and, of course, cold beer.

To add a bit of tropical refreshment to your upcoming days of sun-baked leisure, there are a host of new fruit flavored beers on the market this season. Highlights include Tart Mango Cart from Golden Road Brewing, Pineapple Beach from Funky Buddha and Southern Tier Brewing Company’s 3 Citrus Peel Out.

Pineapple Beach may seem like a bit of a departure for Florida beer mavericks Funky Buddha. Known for brewing beers that taste frighteningly like their namesake food dishes (Sweet Potato Casserole, Blueberry Cobbler Ale), the thought of a Funky Buddha tropical blonde ale doesn’t have the same culinary challenge. That said, there is a ton of bright, crisp pineapple flavor in this beer, and you can almost infer a bit of upside down cake panache.

April 8th, 2017

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