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Old 08-17-2011, 03:34 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a strawberry blonde. I've never had one, or even a blonde for that matter. I've made one for my gf and I'm adding strawberry tonight. I wanted to try an example that is within style guidelines. Does anyone know of any good examples? I live in San Diego, so it would have to be a beer I'm able to get my hands upon, I used to see one in my local grocery store, but now I can't find it. Also I'd be willing to part if anyone local has an example within style.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:37 AM   #2
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Pete's Strawberry Blonde is one example you can probably get at your local liquor store
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:38 AM   #3
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Pete's Strawberry Blonde is one example you can probably get at your local liquor store
That was what I used to see, I can't seem to find it, maybe I just have to look harder.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:49 AM   #4
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Also I meant to pay for a homebrew example within style
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:23 AM   #5
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Pete's Strawberry Blonde is one example you can probably get at your local liquor store
Pete's stopped production of all beers March 1st. It was a sad day for beer.
Gambrinus Discontinues Pete’s Wicked Ales

 
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:28 AM   #6
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Pete's stopped production of all beers March 1st. It was a sad day for beer.
Gambrinus Discontinues Pete’s Wicked Ales
Not sure how I missed that! Indeed...
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:01 AM   #7
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Maybe you cannot get it down in SD, but in LA there is a Strawberry Blonde by Belmont Brewing in Long Beach that is distributed in 22oz bottles to stores in the region.


Personally, I do not like Pete's or Belmont so much because they both use strawberry extract/flavoring, and not real strawberries. The flavor has a weird chemical edge to it that I do not like.

And although they did discontinue Pete's, I have still seen Strawberry Blonde on store shelves around here. I just saw some this weekend.



Also if you want a homebrew within style, mine has done well in competitions. Won a gold medal, scored a 39 and a 40. Recipe is in my little dropdown thing.

 
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:24 PM   #8
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I was thinking about taking a trip up to LA, but I am a little turned off by the idea of strawberry extract. I guess I could get an idea of they style though. It's just going to be a while before I actually get up there
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:30 AM   #9
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Abita Strawberry is my favorite by far

 
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:41 PM   #10
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Fruli Strawberry is my favourite fruit beer. Love it on a hot day!

Hopefully one day I can come close to the recipe in my homebrew.
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