As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors

As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors

A woman tastes a green tea mocha beer at the Strange Brew Festival on May 18 in Reno, Nev. As craft breweries have boomed, competition for attention has intensified and that has a lot of brewers looking for ways to differentiate themselves by introducing strange new flavors.
Hal McConnellogue, cellar manager at Drake’s Brewing Company, works on putting chipotle peppers into a cask used to infuse beer with unique flavors in San Leandro, Calif.
A glass of Gumbo beer made with real shrimp at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nev.
A blue raspberry jolly rancher sour beer is poured at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nev.
A sign for a steak and onion beer at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nev.

As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors

A woman tastes a green tea mocha beer at the Strange Brew Festival on May 18 in Reno, Nev. As craft breweries have boomed, competition for attention has intensified and that has a lot of brewers looking for ways to differentiate themselves by introducing strange new flavors.
Hal McConnellogue, cellar manager at Drake’s Brewing Company, works on putting chipotle peppers into a cask used to infuse beer with unique flavors in San Leandro, Calif.
A glass of Gumbo beer made with real shrimp at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nev.
A blue raspberry jolly rancher sour beer is poured at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nev.
A sign for a steak and onion beer at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nev.
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