I'm always trying to introduce more people to "good beer" i.e. micros, brewpubs, and of course and arguably most impotant my homebrews. I'd like to take a cranberry ale home for Christmas...I know, I'm cutting it a little short...but it will be kegged so I can shave a little time.
Anyway, back to my question: I haven't tried a fruit beer to this point and thought I'd try a cranberry ale of some sort. I'd like it to be a lighter and "clearer" ale style, but I only seem to find recipes for cranberry wheats (my family wouldn't appreciate the "cloudy" wheat beers...I'm still working on some of them).
What is a good base style for fruit beers...pale ales???