I know it’s a shocker that I write about an IPA with citrus notes since that’s one of my favorite beer combinations. However, this tasty brew from St. Louis has a ton of character and offers a good punch of grapefruit without being “fruity”.
Schlafly brews their Grapefruit IPA with the pulp of the fruit mixed in with the wort (early stages of beer when grains are steeped and malt added). The result is a great floral aroma and a good dose of flavor. With the addition of Cascade and Citra hops, there is a great blend of hops and citrus to really let the beer shine without punching you in the mouth with bitterness from either the hops or fruit. The end result is a an all-day IPA that you can enjoy at a game, cookout or watching your favorite sports. At 5.0% ABV and 40 IBU it’s not going to render you useless after a couple – or a bunch!
Pair these suds with all kinds of foods, but I’m going with a cajun snapper and corn salad combo this evening. You can pick up Schlafly in your local store or at their two restaurant/taproom locations. With five year-round beers and some great seasonal selections, there’s a taste for everyone. To learn more, visit their website at schlafly.com.