Cigar City Brew Bus You’re My Boy, Blue

Posted: August 26, 2016 in Cigar City Brewing, Fruit/Vegetable Beer, Reviews

One of the things about the craft beer scene that I think is very cool is the expansion of beer bus tours. I haven’t taken one (yet), but in Maine, it was a huge thing and also keeps people safe since they don’t have to drive.


ABV: 5%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A blueberry wheat ale brewed with real blueberries to give it a natural deep purple color. We use Pacific Gem hops for optimal balance.”

Random: I love the “Old School” reference.

This beer poured with a huge, four finger, orange-tinged head. It wasn’t all that thick and after I took the picture, dissipated rather quickly and didn’t leave much lacing behind. The body was a cloudy orange with some carbonation visible. The nose had notes of blueberries, but wasn’t overly sweet. Wheat was there as well, along with lemon zest and light malt. The taste was quite good. It started with tart blueberries and went into the lemon zest note that was evident in the nose. The wheat came through at the end and wasn’t the dominant flavor. I fully expected this beer to be a sweet berry bomb, but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t. The body was thin with high carbonation, which was completely appropriate for the style. The finish was tart and fruity. I enjoyed this beer a lot. This would make for a great summer sipper and at $2.50 a can ($.21 per ounce), totally affordable. This could be my favorite of the Brew Bus series so far and one of my favorite blueberry beers. You can tell that they use actual blueberries as opposed to extract.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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