Bend Brewing Apricot Ale

Just a quick note about Bend Brewing Company‘s seasonal Apricot Ale. Very quick because we had dinner there Wednesday night (after visting the farmer’s market) and I only had a taster of it… and yes, I guess I do have the kind of hubris that would compel me to write a review of a beer based on a two-ounce taster… :)

At 4.8 percent alcohol by volume, it was very light, and had enough of a fruity flavor that you could guess "apricots," but not a defining apricot flavor that you’d find in, say, Pyramid Apricot Ale. I would drink it if I were sitting out on the patio in the hot sun—it’s that kind of beer—but ultimately didn’t choose it to accompany a dinner of fish and chips.