Say what you want about fruit beers, but they sure hit the spot in the dog days of summer. Usually, those dog days hit here in North Georgia around late July to early August, but this year they’re here in early July with temperatures soaring to 95 today. That’s hot, and it’s just the right weather for a beer like Boulder Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer.
Blueberry wheat beers are well beloved here at chez Bruguru, and I’m very fond of cooling off with examples from my old home of New England (Wachusett Blueberry) or tasty locals like Sweetwater Blue. Boulder Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer is a new one for me, and I’m always happy to add a new friend. Aren’t you?
From the brewery website:
Released annually in March/April. Perfect for summer, Kinda Blue is as cool as the day is long. A refreshing American Wheat with just the right amount of sweetness, aroma and blueberry. For those beer geeks out there, the blueberries are not added to the mash like many “fruit beers.” Rather, we add the organic Oregon blueberry puree to the cold fermenting wheat beer – much like dry-hopping – which gives this beer subtle notes of flavor. Try some today!
Ingredients from the website:
Malt: Honey Malt, Wheat Malt, Pale Malt
Hops: Mt. Hood
Pureed Oregon Blueberries
Boulder Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer has an alcohol content of 5.2% by volume with 12 IBUs. It runs $9.99 a six-pack here in the Atlanta area.
Boulder Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer pours to a brilliant golden color with a thick fluffy white head formation and a luscious nose of plump juicy blueberries. Taking a sip, the beer has some crisp wheat up front along with a bit of bready malt followed by that delightful fruity blueberry flavor that the nose promised. The beer finishes dry with tart wheat and the subtlest kiss of hops. Very refreshing on a hot summer day.
A very nicely done blueberry wheat beer that is delicious and refreshing. Well done Boulder! This is definitely my kinda blue, and I’ll be back for more.
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.