The Happy Accident, Take-two

Year-End Harvest

Apricot Wheat
Creator, Dave Hurley
The Happy Accident, Take-two

Year-End Harvest

Creator, Dave Hurley
The Happy Accident, Take-two

Year-End Harvest

Creator, Dave Hurley
Effervescent and lively, this beer is an ode to the nostalgia of summer days. It's a sip of sunshine, a taste of relaxation, and a reminder that sometimes, the best moments are as simple as sipping on an apricot wheat beer. Cheers to golden glows and good times!

Unlike our first happy accident, Sunkink American Wheat, this was not a mid-brew scramble, but a problem-solving pilot brew. We had received, by accident, some Apricot Puree, and rather than let it go to waste the team decided to brew a Wheat Beer to pair flawlessly with the apricot flavours. This beer is now a growing favourite among our customers.
Effervescent and lively, this beer is an ode to the nostalgia of summer days. It's a sip of sunshine, a taste of relaxation, and a reminder that sometimes, the best moments are as simple as sipping on an apricot wheat beer. Cheers to golden glows and good times!

Unlike our first happy accident, Sunkink American Wheat, this was not a mid-brew scramble, but a problem-solving pilot brew. We had received, by accident, some Apricot Puree, and rather than let it go to waste the team decided to brew a Wheat Beer to pair flawlessly with the apricot flavours. This beer is now a growing favourite among our customers.
Effervescent and lively, this beer is an ode to the nostalgia of summer days. It's a sip of sunshine, a taste of relaxation, and a reminder that sometimes, the best moments are as simple as sipping on an apricot wheat beer. Cheers to golden glows and good times!

Unlike our first happy accident, Sunkink American Wheat, this was not a mid-brew scramble, but a problem-solving pilot brew. We had received, by accident, some Apricot Puree, and rather than let it go to waste the team decided to brew a Wheat Beer to pair flawlessly with the apricot flavours. This beer is now a growing favourite among our customers.
THE STYLE
It is essential to this style of beer that the fruit is a pleasant integration and the beer is still identifiable. The fruit flavours and aromas should be noticeable and in harmony with the beer. It is also important that the fruit chosen should suit and not overpower the original beer style. The key to this style of beer is the balance, drinkability and execution as the brewer alters the original beer style with the addition of fruits.

THE HISTORY

Fruited beers have been around for thousands of years. The Sumerians and Egyptians added fruits like figs and dates to their fermented drinks. Europeans during the Middle Ages added fruits like apricots and plums as well as spices to their beers. Today, many breweries include fruit purees in their beers to enhance flavour and taste. The Beer Judge Certification Program added Fruited Beer as a judging category in 2015, which has allowed the style to grow including many craft and commercial examples.
THE DETAILS
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Malted Wheat, Hops, Yeast, Apricot Puree
Adjuncts: Apricot
Hops: Willamette
Malt: Pilsen, White Wheat, Acidulated, Black Malt
Tasting Notes: Bread/Dough, Apricot