Last Thursday I ventured down to MadTree for the release of their newest seasonal beer, Sol Drifter. Sol Drifter is a blonde ale brewed with strawberries that is joining the seasonal lineup for May – August, replacing Spyre and leading to Pumpcan. This beer was formally called Daywalker but their only common feature is being blonde ales.
To make themselves stand out in the crowded summer seasonal market MadTree added in strawberries and designed a stunningly pink can. Those strawberries came in the form of 240 lbs of strawberry purée for every 60 bbl batch. That may sound like a lot and you may worry that its too strawberry, but fret not.
Whether you drift along in life, drift down the river, or just want to drift through a drinking session, Sol Drifter will let you go where you want by delivering subtle citrus hop flavors to complement a crisp, refreshing, tart finish.
Read on after for my thoughts on this brew.