In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from New Belgium Brewery’s Lips Of Faith. It is their Pear Ginger Beer. This beer is a limited released beer. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of New Belgium Brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this beer.
It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head. The smell has a slight ginger and a little hint of pear. The taste of this light to medium body has a sweet ginger to pear notes along with some citrus notes. It is almost like a pear shandy. The aftertaste has a slight burn like hot peppers but it has some spicy notes. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Add fizz and flavor to the mix with this spicy ginger meets citrusy pear concoction. A tantalizing beer on its own, pear ginger is also eager to bring a crisp tartness to your cocktail creations. Recipes and mixology at www.newbelgium.com
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
Pear Ginger Beer
Our latest Lips of Faith release updates the Victorian-era ginger beer with whimsical additions of pear and lemon peel, creating a zesty, invigorating summer sipper crafted for beer glasses and mixologists’ cocktail shakers alike. Warming, spicy ginger punctuates a lively wash of sunny lemon, pear and bready white wheat for a sip that starts sweet, but finishes with just the right amount of heat. Drink it straight, no chaser, or put a new spin on a classic gimlet—either way, shake it up this season with Pear Ginger Beer.
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In the end, I have to be honest. I was not too sure how I was going to feel about this beer. This beer is pretty unique. I do not know of another beer like this in the market or in the craft beer world. I know their is ginger beers on the market. New Belgium took that beer style and made a beer that you can use to make mix drinks. i am not a fan of mix drinks and hard liquor, I like this beer. I just feel to me it is not worth the money. I believe there is some craft beer drinkers and beer drinkers that will enjoy this beer. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser