Seattle’s breweries are pushing the envelope when it comes to beer, injecting everything from tree sap to roasted insects into their brews. Here are some surprising ingredients going into your beers before they hit the tap.
1. Blood Orange in Elysian Brewing’s Superfuzz Pale Ale: Proving that style-bending beers aren’t just for small batch breweries or seasonal releases, Seattle powerhouse Elysian continues to churn out creative beers. Their Superfuzz Pale Ale is a staple at bars and clubs around Seattle and for good reason. This easy-drinking pale ale gets its bright hue, fruity nose and tart citrus flavor from blood oranges. This is as close as any beer will get to being a replacement for your Vitamin C supplements.
2. Habanero Peppers in Bad Jimmy’s Habanero Amber: Small brewery, big flavor. Bad Jimmy’s brewhouse exterior could easily be mistaken for someone’s garage, but your first sip of this spicy concoction leaves no doubt that they’re all business. You’ll think twice before calling ambers a dull beer again.