A Better Bouquet: Flower-Infused Beers We Can Get Behind

Beer Made with Roses or Rose Hips
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Beer Made with Roses or Rose Hips

TPS Report

Wild Brettanomyces Wit With Rose Petals

Trinity Brewing

Colorado Springs, CO

4.8% ABV

Other than being a weird reference to Office Space, TPS Report is a two-time Great American Beer Festival award winning (Gold in 2009, Bronze in 2012) wild witbier brewed with flaked oats, flaked wheat, tangerine, and lemon zests, and fermented with 100 percent Brettanomyces yeast, then aged on rose petals in French oak chardonnay barrels. Beautifully complex, yet light hearted and easy to drink, TPS Report will have you feeling the love, and maybe the fiery passion of taking a bat to a printer.

Fearless Fifty

Saison-Style Ale With Rose Hips and Sweet Orange Peel

Green Flash

San Diego, CA

5.5% ABV

Brewed for the 50th anniversary of Trader Joe’s grocery store, this easy-drinking ale is a saison style brewed with California-grown rose hips and sweet orange peel. Inspired by the “Crown City of Roses” — a nickname for Pasadena, California, which is down the road from the Trader Joe’s HQ in Monrovia — the mellow ale combines just enough malt character with the fruity flavors of the oranges rose hips, balancing it all out with a good dosing of El Dorado hops.

Hops N’ Roses

Sour Ale With Rose Hips, Elderflowers and Hibiscus

Captain Lawrence Brewing

Elmsford, NY

11.1% ABV

Like Axl Rose, Slash, and Dizzy Reed, Hops N’ Roses rocks hard and caresses your senses at the same time. Starting off as a golden ale, the beer is then aged in oak barrels with rose hips, elderflowers, hibiscus, and Brettanomyces yeast, resulting in a tart, earthy, fruit-flavored sour with a floral aroma.