You know Dole Whip? That delicious, cold, creamy pineapple ice cream treat you can find at locations around Walt Disney World? You know, that stuff that begins to melt as soon as the cashier hands it to you simply because it’s always 1000 degrees celsius (approx.) in Orlando all the time basically?
Yeah, you’ve had it. And now you’re craving it.
Good news! I’ve found a beer that TASTES EXACTLY LIKE THAT COLD, MELTED DOLE WHIP YOU GET THAT BRINGS MAGIC TO EVERY SET OF LIPS THIS BEAUTIFUL ELIXER TOUCHES.
I’m sorry for yelling. I’m just, I’m so excited.
This is my excited stance.
I’m talkin’ about Grimm Artisanal Ales Pineapple Pop!
Look at this sweet angel! ? ? ? ??
This beer, a Berliner Weisse brewed with Vanilla Milk Sugar and Pineapple, explodes on the tongue with tart citrus, immediately rounded out with sweet creaminess and a bit of vanilla. Seriously, it’s like a liquid pineapple creamsicle. My apologies, I meant Dreamsicle. It’s like drinking the last bit of your Dole Whip out of the bottom of the cup. It’s wild.
I brought this to share with my BROTHERCHRIS (this is not a typo) and friends Rob and Vanessa.
I wrote about Chris just over a year ago, because I decided that some of his first ever beers to try should be 3 >100 IBU IPAs. (IBU = International Bittering Units). He did not like them. Over a year later, I think his palate is finally starting to become superior, or at least, succumb to the magic hop punch that sucker punches you in your face, and yet, you keep coming back for more.
Chris loves sours, so I brought Pineapple Pop!, along with Evil Twin Bushido, a Berliner Weisse with Yuzu and Chili ?, and Evil Twin Tropical ‘Itch, a Berliner with Passionfruit.
Bushido was lovely, with a little spice hitting the back of the throat, but not spicy enough to overwhelm the tart yuzu.
Tropical ‘Itch is a very straight forward Berliner Weiss, low ABV and super refreshing. The passionfruit adds a beautiful sweetness to the tart sour ale.
The Pineapple Pop! was the star of the evening, though. It stood out as one of the best beers I’ve drank in a long time. It was also a nice compliment to the Bam Margera episode of Epicly Later’d on Viceland.
At around $11 for a 22oz bottle, there’s no reason you shouldn’t pick this up next time you see it. Snatch it up before it’s all gone, ye fair pineapple lovers and Grimm fanpeople!
Brotherchris approves. I approve. You got the Benedict Beer Boiz (Triple B) Seal of Approval. Get with it. Get on it. Eat a pineapple for crying out loud.
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Until next time…