I had recently purchased and consumed the Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin ale and I knew that I had to pick up the similarly titled SMASHED BLUEBERRY when I saw it on the shelf at my local beer store.
Another in their Pugsley Series, Smashed Blueberry is a fruit beer with a bigger than average 9% ABV.
New Belgium’s “Lips of Faith” series is hands down my favorite thing going in beer right now. Every single bottle I see I have to purchase. It doesn’t matter what style, it doesn’t matter the cost, I must have it. So when I saw KICK on the shelf at my local beer store (a Lips of Faith pumpkin ale?!?!) I knew I must have it.
Kick is a collaboration between New Belgium and Elysian Brewing. This fruit/vegetable beer 14 IBUs, 254 calories and a potentially troublesome 8.5% ABV.