Strawberries are darkening on my back porch. The hop bines are crawling up the ropes, despite my willful neglect. The National Homebrewers Conference came and went. Summer is in full swing.
This beer is a definite summer pleaser, acting as a sort of harbinger of the season on some of these rainy Seattle days. “June Gloom,” we call it here.
My favorite part of this dessert is the simplest bit – strawberries marinated in beer for no more than an hour. Eat them freshly out of the beer and they have a bit of zing from the carbonation.