Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Watermelon Summer Ale Infusion

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.  


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