Thursday Beer Post? What has this blog come to? Monday Grab Bags on a Tuesday, Friday Beer Posts on a Thursday... does the calendar mean anything anymore? This simply isn't right! *sigh* I guess we can all be thankful, at least, that football season has returned, and with it that most hallowed of American traditions: the tailgate. Of course, with the tailgate comes the glaring need for BEER at the tailgate! Unsure of what to provide this evening? Here, let me make a game-specific suggestion for you...
CU has ventured forth into the wilds of the Pacific Ocean in search of a win, but I remain in Boulder. I figure, why not pick a beer that combines the best of both worlds? Luckily, the masterminds over at Avery have provided just such an option; a beer that combines what's great about Boulder (craft brewing in its highest form) with an exotic, Hawaiian-y flavor profile. That beer, Avery Brewing's Liliko'i Kepolo, is this week's gameday beer of the week.
|Poured tall and proud at the new-ish Avery Brewery in North Boulder|
I know some of you may now be going, "but I don't want any passion fruit in my beer.' Come now, don't be so snobby about the flavor profile. Yes, this is fruit-forward on the tongue, but it's not artificially-sweet and sticky. This is gloriously tart and acidic, tasting of actual liliko'i, not candy. Paired with the light and spicy wit base, it's simply a wonderful sipper in the dying days of summer. Quick, get out to the store and score a pack of these before 11 o'clock rolls around!