Summer ALEtails Using Rebel Grapefruit IPA
With the hottest days of the year upon us and IPA Day just around the corner, we felt now was the time to share a few simple, yet refreshing, ‘ALEtails’ you can make at home using our Rebel Grapefruit IPA! Rebel Grapefruit has been having a great summer as drinkers across the country have chimed in on their love for the real grapefruit juice and peel we brew into this beer. Even Men’s Health think it’s a great brew for the warm weather days!
Rebel Grapefruit SMASH
- 12 oz. Rebel Grapefruit IPA
- 1 oz. Grapefruit flavored vodka
Method: Build ingredients directly into a pint glass and stir briefly. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit!
Note: Ice is not necessary if the beer is cold. And, stirring once or even twice just to mix it will not affect the head.
Tasting Notes from Jennifer Glanville, Brewer & Director of Brewery Programs:
Rebel Grapefruit IPA is brewed with real grapefruit for a big punch of citrus that amplifies the tropical fruit and citrus notes Mosaic hops. The addition of a grapefruit vodka complements and enhances Rebel Grapefruit’s big, grapefruit juiciness and citrus notes. It’s a smashing beertail for any season or occasion!
Rebel Liberty Highball
- 1 oz. Gin (American, preferably)
- ½ oz. Black Tea honey syrup*
- Splash of fresh lime juice
- Top w/ Rebel Grapefruit IPA
For the black tea honey syrup, brew 1 cup strong black tea. Add 1/2 cup honey and stir until dissolved. Shake first three ingredients with ice and strain over ice into a highball glass. Top with the Rebel Grapefruit IPA and garnish with a lime wheel and fresh sprig of thyme.
The Rebel Resistance
- 4 oz. Rebel Grapefruit IPA
- 1 oz. Campari
- 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
- 1 dash orange bitters
Build ingredients directly into a highball glass with ice and stir briefly. Garnish with an orange slice.