There’s nothing like a cold beer and a few slices of juicy watermelon on a hot Summers day. Even better though is these two barbecue staples in one delicious drink; watermelon beer. If you love beer and enjoy a juicy slice of watermelon these beers have been made just for you!
Watermelon Beers often have low ABV’s meaning that a couple at a BBQ won’t hurt you. They are generally subtle in flavor so even the lightest of drinkers can enjoy them on a sunny day.
How Have Others Described Watermelon Beer?
For some people, they will vouch for watermelon beer time and time again while others have had to ‘drain pour’ entire cases. Watermelon beer is a refreshing alcoholic drink differing slightly in taste from one brand to another. It is really one of those things that if you never try it you’ll never know. Below we have gathered some comments made by other who have tried a type of watermelon beer:
- “I am not a fan of the 21st amendment one. It tastes like metallic fruit juice.”
- “They have all been drain pours for me”
- “I like 21st Amendment. They don’t go overboard with the watermelon.”
- “A refreshing beer to have with a BBQ”
- “I’m not wild about the flavor. The watermelon tastes like the watermelon flavored gum that I chew from time to time.”
- “I really enjoyed this beer when I tried it a few weekends ago, and I agree with you in that it was very refreshing and light.”
- “Grab yourself a Hell or High Watermelon beer on a hot day and you will not be disappointed. It is wildly unique without becoming a gimmick. Try a watermelon garnish for added flair.”
- “Bought a 6 pack while I was on business, and I ended up giving the other 5 away.”
The Greatest Collection of Watermelon Beer
Below we have gathered a collection of different watermelon beers from across the globe that you may be interested in trying.
Wheatermelon by Odd Side Ales
A watermelon wheat ale that is refreshing for those hot Summer’s days. This beer contains 5% ABV (alcohol by volume).
Watermelon Wheat Fruit Beer by Cape May Brewing Co
With an ABV of 4.8% this is a subtle fruity beer with secondary fermented watermelon. This company only produces small batches during the peak season of watermelons. This beer is recommended with a BBQ and some sunshine.
Briney Melon Gose by Anderson Valley Brewing Company
A tart beer with hints of watermelon flavors and aromas. Sea salt is added to make a connection between the acidity of the beer and the sweet watermelon flavor. This beer is comprised of 4.2% alcohol and is said to go perfectly with grilled fish or chicken.
Watermelon Ale by Thomas Hooker Brewery
A watermelon ale with 4.8% is this beverage by Thomas Hooker Brewery. This alcoholic drink is produced during April and August and is described as refreshing. This drink contains 165 calories per can making for the perfect Summer treat.
Watermelon Laimas by The Beer Connoisseur
A well balanced beer with a ABV of 5%. This drink has a hint of sweetness being the fruited version of their year round, popular Laimas beer. Watermelon Laimas is golden in color and is said to be malty, refreshing and sweet.
Watermelon Wheat by Coney Island Brewery
Available in packs of six, this watermelon wheat is a palate pleaser. With an ABV of 4.8%, this beer has both watermelon and citrus flavors.
Melon by Shipyard Brewing Co
This wheat ale can be purchased in either a can or glass bottle giving the customer the choice. Described as light, clean and crisp, this beer is made up of 4.4% pure alcohol. This golden ale is the perfect refreshment when barbequing with friends.
Watermelon Wheat by Tin Roof Brewing Co
A can of delicious and refreshing American wheat ale with a hint of watermelon. Each can contains an ABV of 5% and is scaled as a light beer. ‘Watermelon Wheat’ by the Tin Roof Brewing Co is a sweet smelling beer that is mild in taste.
Hell or High Watermelon by 21st Amendment Brewery
The Hell or High Watermelon Wheat is made up of real watermelons and 4.9% alcohol. Sold in cans that generally come in a pack of six, this beer is described as crisp, dry and refreshing. Pale straw in color, this seasonal beer is produced from April to September. Hell or High is described as tasting like drinking fresh watermelon puree. Being one of the more popular watermelon beers it’s no surprise that it comes free of extracts and chemicals.
Watermelon Gose by Terrapin Beer Co
Described as tart and salty, this watermelon beer is unlike any other mentioned on this page. Available during the Summer months, this sour but refreshing beer has an alcohol volume of 4.3%.
Watermelon Hefeweizen by Strange Craft Beer Company
‘Watermelon Hefeweizen’ is a mild, seasonal beer produced by the Strange Craft Beer Company. This beer is comprised of 5% alcohol and is golden in color. To make this wheat brew, over 660 pounds of organic watermelon are used.
Watermelon Wheat by Blue Hills Brewery
A fruity wheat beer with 4.8% alcohol is produced by the Blue Hills Brewery between March and September each year. This beer is described as not overly sweet and is made from all-natural extracted ingredients.
What a Melon by Batch Brewing Co
Described as a Summer ale, What a Melon is a crisp drink that contains over 600 kg of Melons per batch. This beer is said to be sweet to smell but quite dry in taste. With a 4.9 ABV, this fruity beer is great for the Summer season.
Watermelon Dorado by Ballast Point
Unlike other watermelon beers, this one is not one that you’ll be able to be sipping on all day long. Watermelon Dorado will leave you content after a few drinks. This beer has a 10% ABV and emits big bold flavors.
Food to Accompany Your Watermelon Beer
Deciding on a food selection to accompany alcoholic beverages can be hard, especially if you intend on inviting over guests for a BBQ or a party. In this following section, we have brought together a delicious selection of food to accompany your watermelon beer.
A Classic Cheese Platter
A good party always has a cheese platter. A variety of different cheese can be paired with watermelon beer. Cheese such as Manchego, Camembert and Cheddar always go well with beer. Adding olives, sun-dried tomatoes, salami, cheese sticks and pickles can really spruce up your platter. Don’t forget to include biscuits to go with your cheese.
Fruit to Go with a Fruit Beer
Grapes are always a popular choice to serve alongside a Summer’s day beverage. Serving slices of watermelon on the tip of the glass complements the already refreshing watermelon beer. Pineapple is also a popular choice to serve on a Summers day.
After a hot day there is nothing better than a fresh and hearty meal. Fresh grilled fish, beef burgers and steaks are popular dishes served with watermelon beer. Finger foods such as pasties and prawns are easily managed while still holding a beer in the other hand.
Offering fresh sides to go with the refreshing beer is perfect for a BBQ on a hot day. Grilled Oysters, a homemade Greek salad and freshly cut watermelon will all please your guests.