It has been above zero for a few days and I was feeling a little springy. The warmer air, especially after an asinine deep freeze of a week of minus 40, had me craving something light, refreshing and citrusy. The Grapefruit Beermosa did just all of that. Using beer to make a cocktail is something I have enjoyed playing around with, such as this Cherry Lime Beer-Aid.
A beermosa is quite simply a mimosa but with beer, and I used the Grapefruit Ale from Marda Loop in Calgary to replace the champagne in this Beermosa. Adding in some muddled raspberries to start made it just a little more fruity and fancy in my opinion.
Marda Loop Brewing is a brewery in Calgary, Alberta. Their story starts in the owner’s basement. Bringing quality craft beer to his local community, in a casual atmosphere, and creating a space for people to come together “over a pint”. A picture is worth a thousand words, their beer a thousand sips. Find out more about Marda Loop Brewing and their beers and menu on their website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Jenkins Grapefruit Ale from Marda Loop was the ale I chose for this Grapefruit Beermosa. It has a lot of grapefruit pithy flavours that I thought worked perfectly with the sweet orange juice. Jenkins Grapefruit Ale pours almost clear with a little bit of a slight haze to it. It is a pale yellow colour with some foamy white head. The smell is big on the grapefruit citrus and some orange as well. The taste is the same with a lot of grapefruit pith, bitter flavour, and juicy. The mouthfeel is some lingering bitterness, light-bodied and medium carbonation. Overall, this is a great addition to make my Grapefruit Beermosa and on its own, it is also a great breakfast beer.
- 8 raspberries
- 1 can grapefruit ale an orange wheat ale or even a brut IPA could also be good choices
- 1 cup orange juice
Muddle the raspberries in the bottom of a glass. Add in the beer to the half way point on the glass and then top with the orange juice. Now you have a Grapefruit Beermosa!