Apricot Beer?

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Apricot Beer?

Postby andytv » Thu Nov 21, 2002 3:18 am

I was munching on some dried apricots yesterday (trying to lose weight without reducing beer consumption) and I was very pleased with the complexity of their flavor. They had a resinous, almost hoplike character. I'm not a fan of fruit beer, but a light apricot beer sounds good. Anyone ever try??
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Try Pyramid...

Postby Gravity Thrills » Thu Nov 21, 2002 3:50 am

Pyramid Breweries makes a very nice apricot ale if you need a commercial example for inspiration. It's a lightly hopped wheat beer with just enough apricot flavor to make your tastebuds wake up and notice it's something special. 1994 GABF gold medal winner (fruit beers), and has won a few otherawards as well.

Like most good regional favorites, this is one I can't get 'round these parts, so I have to rely on the kindness of travelling friends to pick this and the Pyramid Snowcap Ale up for me when they run into it.

Coincidentally, I heard an interesting Barry Manalo "apricot" story yesterday, though this may not be the appropriate forum to share it.

I also have an awful story about what happened to my internal piping when I got a hold of a bag of BAD dried apricots in the middle of the Australian outback. Without getting into details I'll just say I spent many hours looking for the elusive Australian toilet paper tree to help me in my time of suffering. I did not eat dried apricots for 2 years after that.

So anyway, good brewing... :-)

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Memory Sparked!

Postby andytv » Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:56 am

I do believe that I have had the Pyramid Apricot Ale. In fact the dried apricot probably reminded me of that beer subliminally. Barry Manilow & Apricots?? The only way I could use those two terms in a sentence is " I stuffed apricots in my ears so I wouldn't have to listen to Barry Manilow" or " I wouldn't go to a Barry Manilow show if you stuffed my apricots in a cannon and shot them into the arena".

I have become quite fond of dried apricots. What makes you think that the ones you had were bad?? I thought they were supposed to do that. Oh... and if you are talking about the melelueca tree (paper), don't attempt to use the bark on your doopa. The "paper" has a tendency to pinch and drag on the skin....wierd stuff.
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Oh, Mandy!

Postby Gravity Thrills » Thu Nov 21, 2002 11:28 am

The perhaps apocryphal Barry Manilow story I heard is that Bary likes it rough in the boudoir, and like most folks who dable in that sort of thing Barry has a code word to let his partner know when he's had enough. Supposedly his code word is "apricot." I don't make it up, I just pass it along.

We have melelueca down Florida way as well
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Apricot Beer recipe

Postby Pyssedas Heavy Industrial » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:47 am

As a brewer with the love of the stranger beers [and as I eye my nextdoor neighbour's apricot tree] I would be interested to know whether people make their apricotty beer with dry or fresh apricots - advice please?
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apricot

Postby dm641 » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:05 pm

I currently have a apricot hefeweizen about ready to bottle, I will let you know. Made with dry apricots, about 12 0z, in the boil the whole time. Dave
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Postby Dogger Dan » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:40 pm

Now I know I am at a good site.

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Good to see you here

I use fresh myself, saves having to do water calcs to rehydrate

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apricot beer

Postby Pyssedas Heavy Industrial » Sat May 14, 2005 6:36 pm

hey dogger - how did the apricots go?
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apricot beer

Postby OTD » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:07 pm

Another decent apricot beer is MAgic Hat number 9, though its not all that light and I do believe only avaliable in the northeast (brewed in Vermont if I remember correctly.
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Another Apricot beer

Postby wwarrior152 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:17 am

Another good apricot beer is the duninen ? brewery's peach apricot wheat beer. It it brewed in a small brewery outside of Tampa Fl. It is like a Lay's potato chip, you just can't have just one.
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apricot??

Postby jaitken » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:42 pm

I just posted a recipe entitled #69. Give it a try. Something I put together that is an excellent apricot beer and a real crowd pleaser. The apricot is not overbearing--just perfect!
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RE: Another Apricot Beer...

Postby wottaguy » Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:52 pm

+5 wwarrior152!

Dunedin Brewery's Apricot Wheat is an awesome beer. I always have a couple whenever I visit them! I only get over there a couple time a year....(from the other coast), but it is always a great beer to enjoy.

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