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On Tap 7/18/14: Chickawawa Lemon Ale
On Tap 7/18/14: Chickawawa Lemon Ale


On Tap is brought to you by Rosati’s Pizza, 702 S. Gregory, Urbana.

Today we get in the Summer Fair vibe with Chickawawa Lemon Ale from Great River Brewery.  Admittedly, I went in to this one thinking I wouldn’t like it much.  I had visions of a fair ground lemon shake up with some boozey, sort of beer flavor.  What I got was a crisp, smooth, not too sweet, lemon ale.  Unlike the traditional Summer Shandy, which is beer with lemon in it, this was more of a lemon ade with beer in it… And it worked really well.  This thing just screams Summer time, picnics, family gatherings.  And at 5% ABV you could spend an afternoon with this one and feel ok about everything.  And oddly enough, Shane and DJ Squish liked it as well.

Me:  7.5
Shane: 8.0
Squish: 7.25

Shane brought in some spicy food, which was awesome, but it just didn’t go with this beer.  He then suggested a good Summer  Salad.  Lots of greens, berries, a light vinegrette, and you’re good to go.

Sure, this might fit into your “girly” drinks, but try it.  I think you’ll be surprised.

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