Inspired by Los Angeles’s popular fruit cart vendors Golden Road Brewing has recently released its second in this series with Melon Cart in 12-ounce cans and on draft.
Maybe better suited for the warmer months that are now behind us, Melon Cart is a wheat ale that incorporates watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe natural flavors. There is definitely a strong, pleasant presence of all three of these fruit flavors in the beer. It’s definitely a worthy beer for fans of fruit forward beers and at only 4% ABV, a few can be had in one sitting.
Golden Road Melon Cart Description: Style: Wheat Ale Flavor: This light, crisp Wheat Ale is bursting with Watermelon, Honeydew, and Cantaloupe flavors, finishing bright and refreshing. Malts: Rahr 2-row, Rahr Wheat, Weyermann Carafoam Hops: Bravo ABV: 4.0% IBU: 10 Availability: Available on tap and in cans
Melon Cart can be found in the sets at many of the larger grocery chains in the area including many Fred Meyer and Safeway stores.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.