Have any of you noticed the surge of pineapple in the craft brewing world? Not just cider but beer also? I just reviewed a pineapple cider by Slim Pickens and I have a pineapple cider from Ace in the pipeline. Pineapple is a great flavor, most people enjoy it to the point they put it on pizza.
A few breweries have dabbled into the cider world and produced some great stuff. It’s quite smart for a brewery to try and make other beverages to appeal to many drinkers. Florida Beer Co. has released a trifecta of tropical ciders under the name Caribé. My mom brought me the Key Lime and Pineapple ciders. Bless her.
Cider: Pineapple Caribé Cider
Maker: Florida Beer Co.
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Container: 12oz bottle
Tasted: At home on a snow day
The smell is strong pineapple and pours a light, clear, yellow hue. A few bubbles at the beginning, but they quickly dispersed to the edges.
It’s a tad sour, not super sweet. The pineapple is nice and subtle and tends to linger a while. Not many other flavors going along with the pineapple, I barely taste any apple. I don’t know what it is about these tropical ciders, but the more you drink the more flavor comes through.
It’s good, would be perfect for 4th of July at a BBQ. It embodies Florida and tastes like sunshine. I’m excited to taste the Key Lime next.