Citrus sensation:

zest up your brews with tangy & refreshing citrus purees
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Craft brewing is an art that thrives on creativity and innovation.

As a brewer, you’re always on the lookout for that unique ingredient to elevate your brews. Enter citrus purees. The tangy and refreshing flavors of citrus fruits can add an exciting twist to your beers, opening up new avenues for flavor exploration. At Puree Arete, we offer an array of citrus purees that are perfect for the adventurous brewer: blood orange, orange, tangerine, pink grapefruit, and lime.

The Allure of Citrus in Brewing

Citrus fruits bring more than just acidity to the table; they offer complex flavor profiles that can transform your brews. The bright, zesty notes of citrus can balance the sweetness of malt, add a refreshing finish, and even enhance the aroma of your beer. Here’s a closer look at the citrus purees from Puree Arete and how you can use them to create standout brews.

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Orange: The Classic Citrus

Versatile orange puree can be used in a wide range of beer styles. Its bright, sweet flavor is a natural fit for wheat beers, adding a refreshing twist that pairs well with the grainy profile of the malt. For a more experimental approach, try using orange puree in a sour beer. The sweetness of the orange balances the tartness, creating a harmonious and refreshing summer beverage. Or, create a Belgian-style ale with hints of orange to enhance the fruity esters produced by the yeast.


Blood Orange: Bloody Brilliant

Known for its deep red color and unique flavor that combines the sweetness of a regular orange with subtle raspberry notes, blood orange can add both visual and taste appeal to your beer. Imagine a blood orange IPA, where the citrusy bitterness of the hops is complemented by the sweet-tart complexity of blood orange. This puree is also excellent in stouts and porters, providing a fruity counterpoint to the roasted malt flavors.

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Tangerine: A Sweet, Tangy Dream

Tangerine puree offers a slightly sweeter and less acidic profile than orange, making it an excellent choice for lighter, more delicate brews. A tangerine wheat beer, for example, can be a hit in the warmer months, providing a juicy, thirst-quenching experience. The gentle sweetness of tangerine can also shine in saisons and blonde ales, where it can add depth without overpowering the subtle malt and yeast characters.


Pink Grapefruit: A Bittersweet Symphony

Pink grapefruit puree is perfect for brewers looking to add a bittersweet kick to their beers. The tartness of pink grapefruit can cut through rich, malty flavors, making it an excellent addition to pale ales and IPAs. A pink grapefruit pale ale’s sharp citrus notes will enhance the beer’s hoppy bitterness and add a refreshing finish. For an even bolder brew, consider a pink grapefruit double IPA, where the fruit’s intense flavor can hold its own against the higher alcohol content and increased hop bitterness.


Lime: A Zesty Finish

Lime puree is a powerful tool for adding a sharp, tangy edge to your brews. Its bright acidity is perfect for light and crisp beers like pilsners and lagers. A lime pilsner, for example, can be a refreshing summer drink, with the zesty lime cutting through the crisp malt profile. Lime can also be used in Mexican-style lagers, enhancing their refreshing qualities and providing a citrusy twist. For a more adventurous brew, try adding lime puree to a gose or a Berliner weisse, where the tartness of the lime can complement the sour base of the beer.


Experiment and Innovate

The key to using citrus purees effectively is to experiment and find the right balance for your brew. Start with small batches to test how the citrus flavors interact with your beer’s existing profile. Consider the timing of the puree addition—adding it during fermentation can enhance the aroma, while adding it post-fermentation can preserve more of the fresh fruit flavor.

Citrus purees from Puree Arete are made from high-quality fruits, ensuring that your brews get the best possible flavors. Whether you’re looking to add a subtle hint of citrus or a bold, zesty punch, our purees provide endless possibilities for creativity. So go ahead, zest up your brews, and let your imagination run wild. With citrus purees, your next craft beer creation could be a true citrus sensation.

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The Benefits of Fruit Purees in Brewing

Choosing fruit purees means embracing a world of enhanced flavors, aromas, and complexities in your beer. Puree Arete’s commitment to natural, sugar-free purees not only ensures consistency but also adds a wholesome dimension to your brews. Explore our range and take the first step towards a more flavorful brewing journey. Feel free to reach out with any questions about our products. Let’s brew something extraordinary together!

No sugar is added to Pureé Arête purees and concentrates for beverage manufacturers.

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