Seeing my confusion, a helpful Trader Joe's employee in a Hawaiian print shirt skipped over to my side. "Watermelon beer. It's delicious. I tried some last time it was in. Better get it now, this stuff goes so fast." With a twirl, she was gone.
Grabbing a single can, I checked out, jumped on my bicycle and pedaled home. Cans like this don't take long to chill in the freezer. A few minutes later I was pouring the ice cold golden liquid into a glass. Fresh red fruit wafted across my nostrils, followed by the satisfying smell of summer grain in the sun. As I took my first sip, watermelon and wheat merged into a single satisfying, thirst-quenching sensation.
I don't know how long it will be around, but if you can find it before it's gone, Hell or High Watermelon is worth a try.
Hell or High Watermelon
Nose: Watermelon and wheat, jolly rancher
Taste: Watermelon, wheat, and jolly rancher delight.
Recommendation: Give it a shot!
21st Amendment Brewery is rapidly becoming one of my favorite breweries. It was founded in 2000 in San Francisco. Currently they make three year round beers, three seasonals, and two insurrection beers. The 21st amendment to the constitution repealed the 18th amendment, ending the Prohibition after 13 years. Nico and Shaun (the founders), chose this name after learning that San Francisco was home to more than 40 breweries before the Prohibition, while only eight remain today. At 21st Amendment Brewery, "they celebrate the culture of the great breweries of old, making unique, hand crafted beers, great food, and providing a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere that invites conversation, interaction and a sense of community."