Drinking good craft beer is a magical experience on its own. Ready for it to get even better? (I know, right? It doesn’t seem possible; get ready to have your mind blown!)
Most beer is brewed with flora -- specifically: hops. But how much do you know about the beers that are brewed with at least one other type of flower?
We’re going to argue that these flora-heavy beers make for an extraordinary experience thanks in part to the mysterious language of flowers.
Ready for something new? Dare you to try these.
Experience: Sexual Healing
Beer: Elysian Saison Poivre
Floral Addition: Peppercorn
Flower Meaning: Spice
Set the Scene: Sexual Healing, Marvin Gaye
Find it: www.elysianbrewing.com
If wine is the first thing that comes to mind when endeavoring to create a romantic mood, you’ve probably never experienced the power of brewed peppercorn. This heart-warming Saison is perfect for stirring up sexy thoughts. Yep, we said it. Share this with someone when you’re trying to light that fire.
Experience: Success with the hottie at the bar
Beer: The Bruery Tradewinds Tripel
Floral Addition: Thai Basil
Flower Meaning: Good Luck
Keep it Going with: Foxy Lady, Jimi Hendrix
Find it: thebruery.com
This Belgian-style Golden Ale from Placentia, California is a summer seasonal (Psstt! Go find it before it’s gone). Keep a good thought, order this beer, then go up to that hottie in the bar. Double your chances by ordering her one too. Luck be a lady!
Experience: Masterpiece Making
Beer: Evil Czech Gypsy Camomile Wheat
Floral Addition: Camomile
Flower Meaning: Ingenuity
Whistle While You Work: I am the Walrus, The Beatles
Find it: http://www.evilczech.com/beer/
Some artists swear they work best on a buzz. With this beer, we can see it. (Did you notice how I avoided incriminating myself there?) Maybe try a little next time your creative juices just aren’t flowing.
Experience: Happy Daze
Beer: The Commons Brewery Fleur de Ferme
Floral Addition: Lavender
Flower Meaning: Happiness
On the Speakers: Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
Find it: http://www.commonsbrewery.com/
Need a pick-me-up? That’s one of lavender’s specialities. This brew’s a winter seasonal, so we suggest grabbing a bunch and storing them away for a rainy day. Or a sunny day. We like it best on the grass in Dolores Park.
Experience: Deep Connection
Beer: Captain Lawrence Hops and Roses
Floral Addition: Rose
Flower Message: Unity
Playing in the Background: One Love, Bob Marley
We love a pour of this during quiet times. Alone, I suggest a pen and favorite notebook. In good company, allow this golden ale to naturally lead you into the meaningful conversation you didn’t even know you wanted to have. This one reminds us that we’re part of something bigger than ourselves.
Beer: Dogfish Head Savor Flowers
Floral Addition: Hibiscus
Flower Meaning: Sense of Adventure
Make a Playlist Around: Here I Go Again, Whitesnake
I want to let you in one of our favorite ways to live it up: pack a backpack with a bottle of water, a great book and some great beer, then spend the day getting lost in a National Park. This barrel-aged brew is sure to take your enjoyment to the next level with its serious taste-bud stimulation. Just be careful around cliffs--this beer packs a punch.
Which of these flower based beers are you going to try today? Comment and let us know.