Summer is here, and with it comes a craving for refreshing beers that complement the abundance of floral aromas and enhance the fresh air.
This summer, Shannon Brewing Company out of Keller, Texas, decided to really delve deep into creating that perfect seasonal beer by brewing up a slightly sweetened, floral-filled Blackberry Crystal Wheat beer that is as clear as the sunny days ahead and as invigorating as an afternoon shower.
The Blackberry Crystal Wheat pours gentle with a minimal head formation while emitting a vinous aroma; a sweet, fruit punch character; and a slight oak wood aroma mixed with the soothing smell of rose petals. Hints of an earthy aroma show up as the brew warms along with toasted characters. Each sip is smooth and presents a dark, fruity rush reminiscent of red wine and a slight hop bitterness that follows through, with some sweetness showing up in the middle. There are also traces of homemade biscuits and tart-like characters with a splash of spice, while finishing up dry and crisp.
This is a perfect beer to pair with food with a kick, as such jalapeno poppers, as the crystal wheat’s sweetness will contrast the spicy flavors. It also pairs well with meals like roasted chicken with rosemary.
Look for Shannon’s Blackberry Crystal Wheat in six-packs throughout the summer months. Grab a pack while it’s available and delve into a crystal-clear berry haven either poolside or dockside.