Nothing tastes quite like summer than, well, like a summer ale. They're usually light and bright and oh-so drinkable on a hot day.
Another cool summertime treat is fresh, juicy watermelon. What picnic or barbecue is complete without one? Right?
So I thought it might be interesting to combine the two. It would be, like, double the refreshment!
I used chunks, but I think next time I'll puree the watermelon first to get more flavor.
The result was a gentle flavoring of watermelon that was subtle and enticing.
Watermelon Summer Ale Infusion
Place several chunks of fresh cut watermelon (or watermelon puree) into the bottom of a French press. And then pour 12 ounces of Summer Ale into the pot. Let the beer soak into the watermelon for 4 minutes. Finally, press the filter down slowly and pour into a glass.
I threw some chunks of watermelon into the beer, too. After it was infused.