Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Iron Homebrewer Challenge - Cactus and Lime
Posted by Bull E. Vard
But then I began to wonder what exactly is so wrong with it? What exactly is so revolting? I like lime. Cactus is intriguing. It has to be the Michelob Ultra part of the name. Michelob Ultra is probably the single worst I've ever had, I'm not sure losing weight is worth drinking Ultra. But, still, and prepare yourself for this, there are other flavors of Michelob Ultra, Pomegranate Raspberry and Tuscan Orange Grapefruit. Neither of those 2 sound completely revolting like the Lime Cactus.
Has the presence of all the other macro lime beers ruined the little green fruit's beer reputation? Could there be a craft beer or homebrew using lime and cactus that would not be immediately dismissed as some sort of gimmick beer? Or is the lime taboo for good beer? My first ever Iron Homebrewer Challenge is to create a lime cactus beer that is delicious. The only rule is that lime and cactus must be used and be 2 of the primary flavoring agents in the beer. Everything else is up to the brewer. Lime Cactus White Ale, Lime Cactus Saison, Lime Cactus Stout, doesn't matter, like U2 tried to do with Helter Skelter, let's try and take the lime back.