Brewing fruit beer is a great way to incorporate local ingredients into your next homebrew recipe and open up a whole new realm of flavors. We’ve compiled 5 homebrew recipes to show the array of possibilities for your next fruit beer.
1- Hibiscus Mango Blonde / Mango Blonde Ale
La Perra Hermosa Coastal Brewery in Costa Rica incorporates local flavors in this blonde ale recipe. The light body of the blonde ale allows notes from fresh mango and dried hibiscus to shine. One sip will transport you beach-side!
2- Dark Night / Tangerine Porter
This recipe, featured in Radical Brewing, was created to answer the question “How dark can a beer be and still have character?”
The result is a porter brewed with tangerine zest and fermented with Belgian yeast, making for a milkshake-like texture and a flavor reminiscent of an orange creamsicle covered in chocolate.
3- Mora lambic / Belgian Blond Ale
flavored with fresh blackberries and naturally carbonated inside the bottle, allows us to enjoy a fresh, pleasant beer with just the right touch of that fruity taste. Here is the exact amount of fruit you need to add to your mix: Blackberries 5Kg in 36-40 Liters of must.
4- POG IPA/Tropical IPA
The name of this Maui Brewing Company IPA recipe comes from the star ingredients: passion fruit, oranges, and guava!
These three fruit additions along with the American hops make for a thirst-quenching IPA with strong hints of tropical juice.
5- Strawberry Lager
For this one, we have to consider the base style, it may be a Light Lager, Lager Pils, or American Lager. There are also cases of wheat beers in a Lager version that serve as the basis for these styles. In these cases, we are going to find that the carbonation is adequate, being able to have some small variant (due to the amount of residual sugar in the beer, coming from the fruit).