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Strawberry Beer Lemonade

Summer is almost here. Barbecues, lazy afternoons on the porch swing, long days at the beach, music and card games on the patio until dawn. I realize that a fridge full of craft beer doesn’t always please the masses, but I do want to impart those flavors that are so beautiful anyone can enjoy them, into nearly everything that comes out of my kitchen.

This is my version of an adult punch, a tasty crowd pleaser that will likely introduce your non-beer loving friends to the beverage that you have come to adore.

For this recipe, I used Beautiful Blonde by Knee Deep. With flavors ranging from citrus to grass, it gave this punch a textured tartness with unexpected flavor notes.

I really enjoyed the way the berries and citrus were complimented by the earthier tones of this beer, bringing it together as a well-composed beverage with only a few simple ingredients.

Take some care in selecting a beer for this recipe, looking for a Blonde Ale, or an American Pale Ale with low hops and notes of citrus.

Strawberry Beer Lemonade

Strawberry Beer Lemonade

Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups strawberries hulled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeeszed lemon juice
  • 1 large bottle blonde or pale ale 1 pint, 6 oz
  • Ice


  • Add the berries, sugar and lemon juice to a pitcher. Allow to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes for the sugar to dissolve and the berries to begin to break down.
  • Add the beer and ice, stir to combine.
  • Adjust the lemon and sugar to taste.


*Tip: If you don't want the punch to become watered down by the ice, use frozen strawberries in place of ice cubes. 

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Young Grasshopper May 16, 2012 um 2:46 am

crazy enough that I may need to try….


kat May 16, 2012 um 6:23 am



Steph May 16, 2012 um 4:31 pm

Cant wait to try this out for all the adults at my 2 year olds birthday party. Thanks for the idea!!!


Kim September 19, 2015 um 5:47 pm

We tried it with frozen rasberries and lemonade (instead of lemon juice)…delicious!


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