Peach Fuzz
By: Beau Burke
Style: Fruit Beer
OG: 1.051
FG: 1.011
Recipe Type: Extract
My tastes swing toward the extreme. The bigger the hops, the more unique the yeast character, and the more intense the malt, the more interested I am in a beer. If craft beer market share is any indicator though, most people don't share my tastes.

Peach Fuzz is a compromise beer. It is literally a BBQ beer, made for our annual backyard gathering. I built it to be rich, yet approachable and easily drinkable. For the most part, it hits the mark. It's medium gravity, tart with lots of fruity esters, light in body, and should be fairly effervescent when fully carbonated.

I wouldn't say it's perfect, though. As a fruit beer, I think it could really benefit from a little more residual sweetness. I think I'd go a little bigger on the fruit extract or use a more neutral yeast as well. You can taste the peach, but it doesn't really have the big fruit punch I'm looking for. It gets hidden underneath the esters.

But that's nitpicking. It'll sit plenty fine ice cold, next to a burger and a pile of chips.