Thanks to an unstoppable upsurge, beer has become the most consumed alcoholic beverage in the world. Many brewers are seeking new ways to attract consumers and keep up with demand. In recent years, there has been an increase in the production of premium beers aimed at those who want to experience something different and unique. These are some of the most eccentric beers in today’s market.
Redd’s Apple Ale
Miller Brewing Co., an American brewery from Wisconsin, has created this beer based on the flavor of green apples. Its essence is slightly malty with some interesting bitter notes that give it a balanced flavor with a refreshing, natural finish and a mild apple taste. Redd’s Apple Ale is prepared pretty much in the same way as traditional beers, but the juice of selected apples is added in the process.
Budweiser & Clamato Picante with Salt and Lime
This risky but successful beer produced by US brewery Budweiser caters mostly to the US Latino consumers. This traditional refreshing beer boasts intense flavors of tomato and clam juices. It is slightly spicy with a touch of salt and lime juice. The result is a thrilling and captivating fusion of flavors.
Estrella Damm Inedit
Inedit is the brainchild of renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià in collaboration with the sommeliers from his restaurant El Bulli. Their purpose was to create an extraordinary beer to accompany the variety of flavors offered by avant-garde and molecular haute cuisine. It is a blend of barley malt and wheat flavored with spices like coriander, orange peel, and licorice. This beer has great aromatic and very fruity and floral complexity on the nose— with a hint of fresh yeast and sweet spices. It harmonizes quite well with appetizers, salads, and fatty fish. Thanks to its versatility, it is also an excellent pairing for sweet-and-sour or spicy dishes.
The Abashiri brewery from Hokkaido, Japan, has released a fascinating beer with an eccentric blue neon color. The blue pigments don’t come from the use of additives, but from the addition of Chinese yam in its preparation. However, color is not its only peculiar trait of this brew. The glacial waters that often reach the beaches of Hokkaido are an essential component of this Japanese beer. The result is a fresh and tasty drink to complement Japanese cuisine.
Banana Bread Beer
Charles Wells is one of the most prestigious breweries in the UK. Among its broad range of products is a tasty beer made from fermented sorghum and banana juice. Those who have tried it say its intense floral aroma and taste feel like an explosion in the mouth that reminds them of freshly baked banana bread. It is a splendid partner for foie gras and some creamy cheeses. ■