Craft beer cans have become more and more appealing to the eye; the cooler the can, the more likely you are to buy it.
But don’t underestimate the flavor, just because the can looks good on the outside, it’s what inside that counts. With pumpkin season starting to come to an end, it’s time to swap out the Oktoberfest for something more refreshing like blood orange. These five craft beers all have a bright citrus flavor while still being stylish.
Dogfish Head Sun-Day-Feels
This beer was inspired by everyone’s favorite Sunday activity: brunch with mimosas, Bellini’s, or screwdrivers. A mix of peaches, grapes, and citrus, this beermosa is a sour brew that will have any day feel like a relaxed Sunday. The bright pink package was designed by Dan Stiles, featuring an animated frog kicking back to the music from an old-school record player.
Hopworks Urban Brewery Ferocious Citrus Blood Orange IPA
Made from citrusy hops and wheat from Twin Oaks Farm on San Juan Island, this hazy IPA has a delicious blood orange flavor. It is fermented with blood orange juice for an extra citrus complexity. Using all locally sourced and organic ingredients, Hopwworks creates exceptional beer with sustainable business practices. The can is decorated with a striking monster with blood orange eyes.
Track Seven Blood Transfusion
You know you’re getting a blood orange IPA when they literally add fruits to the mix like pureed blood orange. This citrus flavored beverage has pomegranate and raspberry qualities that pair perfectly with blood orange. Track 7 Brewing Company says it’s one of the most interesting beers they have created. This medical looking can is rimmed with EKG readouts, bringing the blood transfusion name to life.
Barrier Our Sour #5: Speaking in Spirits
This our is inspired by a Mai-Tai. It’s loaded with pineapple and blood orange puree with a dash of coconut and almond extract. The brewery produces numerous brands and styles of cans and bottles. The upfront fruitiness of the sour has a rounded delicate almond finish. The can is dress with a neon pink “sour” sign under a bright light.
The Dude’s Blood Orange Amber Ale
Made with hand-zested California blood oranges, this silky-smooth amber ale has notes of vanilla bean and cocoa nibs. Every sip of this has a creamy, chocolaty, and citrus flavor. The Los Angeles microbrewery was founded in 2013. The bright orange can with a Juicebox Series logo is an eye-catcher.