It is a common complaint that fruit beers are somehow less than “real beers,” that the fact they are fruit-flavored and frequently sweet makes them some sort of “beer cooler” rather than true ales or lagers.But consider this: Hops, the flowers that give beers their bitterness and a good deal of aroma and taste, have only been a popular part of brewing for about 1,500 years. Beer itself, however, has been around in one form or another for over 6,000 years, meaning that hops are relative ...
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