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2013-08-21 01:42:34 PM
Or...you could enjoy a nice cold beer with your guacamole and not mess around with perfection.
 
2013-08-21 02:52:28 PM
If life gives you melons, you might be dyslexic.
 
2013-08-21 03:06:53 PM

vernonFL: If life gives you melons, you might be dyslexic.


or Christina Hendricks
 
2013-08-21 03:17:42 PM
When life gives you hand grens, make hand grenades.
 
2013-08-21 03:19:12 PM
Blargh.
 
2013-08-21 03:31:03 PM
After finding a recipe online, I made avocado ice cream once.  It was........Ok.

(had one bowl, sat in freezer for three months and then I threw the rest out out)
 
2013-08-21 03:42:05 PM
Made with real California avocados? Awesome! We can just take the 5 up to the Santa Ana Freeway, hop off at 4th Street, and ride that all the way to Alameda.
 
2013-08-21 03:43:07 PM

gmacbeth: After finding a recipe online, I made avocado ice cream once.  It was........Ok.

(had one bowl, sat in freezer for three months and then I threw the rest out out)


I had some avocado froyo that was actually damn good.
 
2013-08-21 03:49:27 PM
The wider purpose of the ale (as if there needed to be one) is to mark the beginning of the Californian avocado season, for which Angel City Brewery are holding their own guacamole festival.

I shudder to think of what they'll brew to mark the AVN Awards.
 
2013-08-21 03:54:11 PM
Guacamole tastes fine but I don't like eating it because of its color: radio-active green.  It's the same reason I never drink green beer at St-Patrick. I don't see a picture of the beer in the article (maybe it's hidden under a script) but if it look like guacamole juice than count me out.
 
2013-08-21 03:57:32 PM
YOU DON'T HAVE TO PUT ALL THE THINGS IN BEER!!
 
2013-08-21 03:58:12 PM
How many men died in the wild avacado jungles of SoCal just so that someone can make beer out of them.  It just doesnt seem right.
 
2013-08-21 04:01:55 PM
There is a Mexican place by my house that makes an excellent avocado margarita.
 
2013-08-21 04:02:51 PM

talkertopc: Guacamole tastes fine but I don't like eating it because of its color: radio-active green.


Leave it out on the counter, uncovered for several hours and it will turn brown. Problem solved.
 
2013-08-21 04:05:40 PM
Avacado is a fruit, therefore the brew would technically be a wine. Ale, Beer, Stout and Porter are produced from grains. Berries are used in blend with honey and grain to produce mead. Simply using avacado would be a fruit wine. (I've made wine from pears, apples, grapes, blackberries(my personal favorite) and watermellon)
 
2013-08-21 04:06:08 PM

Saiga410: How many men died in the wild avacado jungles of SoCal just so that someone can make beer out of them.  It just doesnt seem right.


Coming Soon...

Blood Avocado
 
2013-08-21 04:07:22 PM

shifter_: Avacado is a fruit, therefore the brew would technically be a wine. Ale, Beer, Stout and Porter are produced from grains. Berries are used in blend with honey and grain to produce mead. Simply using avacado would be a fruit wine. (I've made wine from pears, apples, grapes, blackberries(my personal favorite) and watermellon)


*cough* Cider *cough*
 
2013-08-21 04:10:48 PM

Big Beef Burrito: Saiga410: How many men died in the wild avacado jungles of SoCal just so that someone can make beer out of them.  It just doesnt seem right.

Coming Soon...

Blood Avocado


Closely followed by the sequel.

Blood Avocado 2: Mole Harder
 
2013-08-21 04:12:55 PM
Fark that, I'm making guacamole!

3 Avocados
1 lime
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
3 TBSP cilantro
1/2 medium onion, chopped (I prefer red onion)
1/2 cup corn (cooked however you want)
1/2 chopped small jalapeno
1 clove garlic, chopped

yummmmmmmmmmm
 
2013-08-21 04:18:25 PM

shifter_: Avacado is a fruit, therefore the brew would technically be a wine. Ale, Beer, Stout and Porter are produced from grains. Berries are used in blend with honey and grain to produce mead. Simply using avacado would be a fruit wine. (I've made wine from pears, apples, grapes, blackberries(my personal favorite) and watermellon)


So if I add a squeeze of lemon to a batch of vodka (lemon is a fruit) is that also a wine?
 
2013-08-21 04:24:48 PM

shifter_: Avacado is a fruit, therefore the brew would technically be a wine. Ale, Beer, Stout and Porter are produced from grains. Berries are used in blend with honey and grain to produce mead. Simply using avacado would be a fruit wine. (I've made wine from pears, apples, grapes, blackberries(my personal favorite) and watermellon)



You've never had a fruit-infused beer before? Like a Weach? Or a raspberry wheat?
I'm guessing that's more like what this beer is like: A beer (brewed with grains) that happens have some avocado added during the brewing process.
 
2013-08-21 04:24:55 PM

Treygreen13: shifter_: Avacado is a fruit, therefore the brew would technically be a wine. Ale, Beer, Stout and Porter are produced from grains. Berries are used in blend with honey and grain to produce mead. Simply using avacado would be a fruit wine. (I've made wine from pears, apples, grapes, blackberries(my personal favorite) and watermellon)

*cough* Cider *cough*


Cider, as I understand it, is made by fermenting the juice alone.
When we make wine there is a pulp that is used. I cook the fruit and puree it. Then it is filtered though a screen (Basically insect type screen) The resulting liquid has a consistancy of runny ketchup. Then we add a small amount of high fructose sugar (About 2/3 cup per gallon) and a high yeild brewers yeast. Nothing is added until the alcohol content reaches 9 to 12%, and at that point it is filtered and cut with water to get it back down to 6-7%. Second round of fermentation brings it back to 8-10.5% normally.

*shrug* all I can tell you is I currently have 400-600 pounds of pears on my trees that will be turned into a fine alcoholic beverage over the 6 weeks following picking. No avacados will be harmed *grin*
 
2013-08-21 04:36:45 PM

shifter_: Cider, as I understand it, is made by fermenting the juice alone.


Well, you don't necessarily have to have only juice to make alcoholic cider.
www.greatfermentations.com
But it does make it easier.

I was just pointing out that there is something made with fruit that isn't wine.
 
2013-08-21 04:45:23 PM

FloydA: When life gives you hand grens, make hand grenades.


When life gives you AIDS AND cancer, kill yourself.

/amidoinitrite?
 
2013-08-21 05:49:58 PM

shifter_: Avacado is a fruit, therefore the brew would technically be a wine. Ale, Beer, Stout and Porter are produced from grains. Berries are used in blend with honey and grain to produce mead. Simply using avacado would be a fruit wine. (I've made wine from pears, apples, grapes, blackberries(my personal favorite) and watermellon)


Pumpkin, is also a fruit, would you make this same argument towards Pumpkin ale? I would asume that the avacodos are be treated the same way as pumpkin would be, mushed into the mash with a bunch of rice hulls to keep it from forming a giant nasty patch of oatmeal.

although in this case, I don't think the avacado has as much potential convertable sugers as pumpkin, or squash in general.

now... also looking at your post, you are assuming that they are using avacado as the single source of fermentable sugar, and in that case, you would be correct with the wine classification. the definition more boils down (heh) between the use of fructrose vs sucrose for the primary source of fermentable sugars

my primary concern with the use of avacodos is that they are very fatty, hence the ice cream recipes.... that works good for ice cream, but plays hell with head retention.

but, over all I can see it.. throw some chipotle in that junk yo.
 
2013-08-21 06:30:32 PM
yes, as long as you don't hate avocados.

/hates avocado and guacamole.
 
2013-08-21 06:35:04 PM

Kit Fister: yes, as long as you don't hate avocados.

/hates avocado and guacamole.


I love avocados and I love ale, but this just sounds nasty.
 
2013-08-21 06:41:28 PM
I believe the word they are looking for is "slurry".
 
2013-08-21 06:46:16 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Or...you could enjoy a nice cold beer with your guacamole and not mess around with perfection.


This is how inventiveness gets hampered.

/I say let 'em tinker
//They'll learn from their mistakes soon enough
///Like the idiots that thought horseradish-flavored potato chips would be a good idea
 
2013-08-21 07:54:04 PM
When life gives you tires, make lemonade.
 
2013-08-21 08:18:32 PM
This is why I don't care if the world ends and everybody dies.
Just stop.
 
2013-08-21 08:42:06 PM

big pig peaches: Kit Fister: yes, as long as you don't hate avocados.

/hates avocado and guacamole.

I love avocados and I love ale, but this just sounds nasty.


I never said it would be anything other than a novelty batch. A stunt made to get the breweries name in the media, hopefully the "experiment" will sell out via curiosity, and maybe make a little but of money in the process, but over all, the purpose is to attract attention the brewery over all.

And that's why I say we are in a new craft beer bubble, because folks are resorting to stunt beers like this.
 
2013-08-22 01:42:35 AM

Kit Fister: yes, as long as you don't hate avocados.

/hates avocado and guacamole.


Oh thank Jeebus, I'm not the only one.
 
2013-08-22 09:53:24 AM
As an avid beer and food lover (evident by my expanding 40 year old waistine, this sounds like an abomination that should be destroyed.

I feel the same way regarding some of my homebrewing brethren who insist on making "double chocolate coconut bacon stouts" instead of getting their processes down pat and making REALLY GOOD simple beers.
 
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