Fruli (Fruit) Beer?
Just back from a trip to England and Ireland and discovered I really like a fruit beer we found there, Fruli. Anyone know if this or something similar can be found in LA, either in restaurants or stores?
I've browsed on Google but coming up empty so far.
Well one can easily find the fruit flavored belgian lambics around here in flavors like kriek (black cherry)and framboise (raspberry) and so on.
One brand that I have seen is Lindemans which can be found in many markets including Whole Foods or Bristol Farms. I heard Lindemans is much sweeter than traditional lambics, but I still like it.
I'm dreaming about Fruli too! I found a pub on the Marylebone high street that had draft strawberry Fruli and loved it so much that I went back to that same pub a week later, when passing through London again on the way back from Scotland.
The problem is that Fruli isn't a lambic - it's 70% wheat beer and 30% fruit juice, added almost at the very end. Lambics tend to be too sweet for me (especially lindemann's), more like a fruit cider. Although some of the non-lindemann's raspberry lambics are okay. Fruli was more like a beer smoothie! Or like making fresh strawberry lemonade in the summer... only with beer instead of lemonade! I know Canada has fruli, and they're in the US, just not sure where. I plan on talking to the beer distribution guy at K and L Wines on Sunset, near Vine. They're great at getting stuff in - as long as they're able to, based on who the distributor is, etc.
Früli, Europe's Fastest Growing Fruit Beer, Makes US Debut
July 29, 2008
As you can see, it debuted in the U.S. last year. If you're not seeing it around, it's probably because it wasn't selling at local stores...
You can get them at Bevmo in AZ, I would guess you can find it in AZ Bevmo as well, but I find it disgusting :)
While it's not the same thing, I mix the rasberry lambic with beer to get something closer to what you are looking for. I'm partial to stout myself, but wheat beer works too. I get this combo at Najas sometimes but it can be done at home too.