Summer with a Naughty Blonde

Good Bite

BY PHILIP LEDERER SRQ DAILY FRESHLY SQUEEZED CONTENT EVERY MORNING WEDNESDAY JUN 21, 2017

A summer beer for the mischievous and bold, the Naughty Blonde Ale from the brewmasters at Naughty Monk Brewery has quickly risen to the top of the Lakewood Ranch-based brewhouse’s select craft offerings thanks to a strong signature flavor, high alcohol content and perfect pairing with the summer heat. A Belgian-style blonde ale, the Naughty Blonde brings together crystal hops, orange peels, coriander and a few secret ingredients the house keeps under wraps for a summer ale both crisp and light, but with a healthy kick and malty finish. A spin-off, or “little sister,” of Naughty Monk’s Mad Willie Tripel, the goal was to great a lighter version. Coming in at 6-percent alcohol content, the Naughty Blonde remains a stronger draft than some are accustomed to, but that’s just the Belgian style, say the folks at Naughty Monk. For those not able to make it out to Lakewood Ranch, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing just picked up the Naughty Blonde—the first from Naughty Monk—so look for it in stores. A true local brewery, local ingredients such as cane sugar and oranges are used whenever possible.

Photo courtesy of Naughty Monk Brewery.

Naughty Monk Brewery, 2507 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, 941-708-2966.

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