A new twist on an old favorite, Cranberry Wit! We started by brewing up a classic Belgian-style witbier with coriander and orange peel, to which we added juicy cranberries. The result is a lively, refreshing beer with a slight tart finish.
Cranberry Wit was first home brewed by Lisa and her friend Sue. In discussing what to brew on an upcoming autumn brew day, Sue suggested something with cranberries, such as a cranberry stout. Rob interjected and coaxed them into brewing a traditional Belgian White Ale, and add cranberries to play off the tart, citrusy notes of the base-beer. On brew day Lisa and Sue proceeded to crush, by hand, about 3 bags of fresh New England cranberries. Those were added to the beer at the end of its fermentation. The end result was a beer with flavor and color unlike anything we’ve had before.
Seafood is a natural pairing – from grilled swordfish to steamed mussels (using Cranberry Wit of course). The ultimate is Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings; turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing (you get the idea). You can always keep it simple and enjoy Cranberry Wit with a turkey sandwich.
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