May 05, 2008

Fans of fruit-flavored beers like Sweetwater Blue and Purple Haze will want to check out a newly launched lager from Anheuser-Busch called “Wild Blue.”  Though meant to be slowly sipped and savored, not chugged, Wild Blue is a great beer to pair with any food prepared with fruit and berries.  I sampled it alongside a Spinach Salad with Vinaigrette and Dried Cranberries (try this recipe for something similar) and loved the way the beer’s strong blueberry flavors complemented the salad’s tart cranberries. I think it would also make a delicious summertime dessert beer when paired with vanilla ice cream. At 8% alcohol by volume, some states don’t sell Wild Blue, but there were plenty of girls at our tasting planning to hop over the state line to stock up!

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