I’m not much of a beer drinker. A couple of times in the summer, then around Thanksgiving a decade-plus-long Johnsondorf family tradition of Harpoon’s Winter Warmer. Since I’m having a few people over for a 4th of July celebration, I decided to stock a six-pack or two of something new and different.
A few weeks ago I was shopping for a beer to use in bread baking (that’s mostly what I buy beer for…as well as a couple of slow cooker stew-type recipes). At that time, I noticed a blueberry flavored beer. Because I’ve been on a fruit kick lately, that was the beer I intended to purchase.
But when I started gazing at the selection, a watermelon ale caught my eye. As I opened the cooler to reach for the six-pack, I saw an adjacent label that seemed to say Elder Betty. I assumed my middle-aged eyes were deceiving me (I didn’t have my reader glasses handy) and I saw that the beer was flavored with elderberry. It still looked like Betty to me so I bought it.
I googled around and it turns out, the beer actually IS called Elder Betty. How perfect is that? I hereby proclaim Magic Hat’s Elder Betty
the official beer of the Bubble. Makes me recall Patty Punker’s
plea to Franzia to sponsor her blog….