If you’re savvy in the beer world and what this blog is really about, you’ve caught me already. Technically 21st Amendment Brewery isn’t located in the lovely state of Washington, but I felt it was OK to make and exception. It’s summertime, and this was my first real taste of summer this year, not to mention how unique it is.
It is described on 21st Amendment’s site as such:
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat is our summer seasonal beer available from April through September in six pack cans and on draft. We start by brewing a classic American wheat beer, which undergoes a traditional secondary fermentation using fresh watermelon. A straw-colored, refreshing beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor.
Like I previously said, this beer is unique. You can most definitely taste the watermelon juice, and the infusion of flavors. That being said, it is a light beer that leaves a wonderful aftertaste that can be appreciated long after each sip.
I’m a sucker for wheat beers, and a even more sucker for beers with a fruit twist to them. That being said, the combination of the sun (which it has been here in Seattle for the past 3 days) and the smell of summer in the air, this beer is a great pairing for hanging out and grilling, or just relaxing.
I would rate this beer a stunning 4.5/5.
If you happen to see the case (pictured below) in a store, I would suggest picking on up and trying it. This is definitely my new go-to summer beer.
Let us know if you do try it, and what your thoughts are. Always curious on the opinions of our readers.