The essence of the passion fruit is captured in the puree, offering chefs and brewers concentrated, multifaceted flavors.
You understand the importance of utilizing quality ingredients to create delicious and innovative products. For early American colonists, ingredients of any quality were hard to come by, but one ingredient was in abundance: the humble pumpkin.
Breweries around the country have been experimenting with the unique flavor profile of watermelon beers in recent years. It’s no wonder. Watermelon is a national favorite with a familiar and refreshing flavor that appeals to both casual and serious beer drinkers. It doesn’t hurt that we associate watermelons with summer, sun, and fun.
Prickly pears are showing up in a wide range of alcoholic beverages. Also known as cactus figs for its luscious mouthfeel, prickly pears offer a sweet, bright flavor that some people compare with watermelon. Its flavor profile makes it especially popular in the alcoholic beverage category, where it takes center stage ready-to-drink prickly pear coolers,
The flavor-packed dragon fruit brings more than playful style and subtle sweetness to cocktails and ales. The pretty pink cactus fruit, also known as pitaya, packs a nutrient-dense wallop for health conscious consumers.
Modern brewers use purees to capture the essence of fresh fruits in season. Seasonal craft brews capture the soul of each season with the intense fresh fruit flavors of purees. For spring beers, brewers choose from juicy stone fruits like apricot, peaches, and plums. Summer brews boast cherries, strawberries, and watermelon. In the fall, apple ciders and pumpkin ales are inevitable. But what do brewers do with winter, a season that doesn’t exactly scream fresh fruit?
Over the last couple of years, Americans have begun to experiment with a wider variety of flavors at home, creating a new appreciation for novel culinary experiences. As a result, more consumers are beginning to think and behave like foodies, which has led to experimental brewers integrating more exotic ingredients into craft beers.