Ever had Watermelon Beer? (Sponsored)
This week's Beer of the Week from Half Time in Poughkeepsie is brewed using fresh watermelons. That's right, watermelons.
When I was on vacation, I was lucky enough to visit several of my favorite breweries on the West Coast, one of them being 21st Amendment. In addition to having a great location (right next to the San Francisco Giants' stadium, AT&T Park), the beer there is top notch. And every table and barstool had Hell or High Watermelon served with a big ol' slab of watermelon sticking out of the glass.
Now that I've had it on tap at the brewery and out of a growler at Half Time, I have to be honest: it's just as good here in the Hudson Valley as it is at its birthplace.
It's a traditional American wheat beer that's given a special second fermentation using watermelon. The result is a crisp, clean finish with a surprising sweetness and aroma of watermelon.