For those of you that didn’t know, August is National Peach Month. If you enjoy celebrating arbitrary designations like “National Name Your Car Day” (Oct. 2nd) or “National Cheerleading Safety Month” (March), you should really be taking in bushels of peachy goodness all month long. For those of us that are beer drinkers, there are actually quite a few options these days, like Dogfish Head Festina Peche (review here) or RJ Rockers Son of A Peach. However, here at Beer Snob Squad, we don’t want to tell you what is already well-known, we want to bring you the most interesting, obscure, and downright quirky beers we can find to fulfill you peach tooth. Here’s what we came up with:
A peach hasn’t been this spicy since the 2009 Miss Georgia Peach Pageant Winner (Kristina Higgins), who gave up her crown after only one day because she refused to quit her job as special education school teacher (read story here).
Their Description: “IPA brewed with wheat, oats, and lactose sugar. Fermented atop white peach purée and vanilla beans. Dry-hopped intensely with Mosaic and Citra. Notes of fragrant white tea, juicyfruit, peach ring and tropical musk.”
Any beer with notes of “tropical musk” can’t be bad…
This beer definitely gets the award for the best beer name on this list, and it comes with an obviously celebrity endorser that any company would be lucky to have…
Just Kidding! DO NOT CONSUME THIS PRODUCT. I just wanted to see if you were still paying attention.
The peaches in this beer weren’t just smoked, according to the brewer they were “smoked with Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrel wood”. This may be the first brewer I’ve heard of that has moved past barrel-aging and moved on to barrel-smoking.
I’m sorry beer-seekers, but our Princess Peach Pepper Pucker is in another castle!
Kwencher is the only international offering on this list. I guess the rest of the world isn’t as into peaches as we are…
Ironically, I myself am not into peaches. I’ve never been a fan of peach flavor in things, as a rule, but when it comes to beer I’ll keep trying them. Someone is bound to make one I really like at some point, and maybe I’d even love one of the ones on this list. At the end of the day I’m just glad it’s not National Radish Month.