HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Liliko’i Kepolo by Avery Brewing Company
Beer: Liliko’i Kepolo
Brewer: Avery Brewing Company
Description: Liliko’i Kepolo pours a cloudy yellow orange, reminiscent of fresh pineapple orange juice, with a frothy white head that leaves bits of lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is a tropical fruit punch to the nose, with passion fruit on full display backed with hints of coriander and wheat malts. The taste is also dominated by passion fruits notes, followed by wheat malts imparting a sweet sensation before subtle citrus fruits dance across the palate on the back end. This is definitely a sweet-tasting beer, but it is balanced with tartness and is not overly sweet or cloying, making it highly drinkable.
The medium-light body and moderate carbonation impart a smooth mouthfeel with a crisp finish. This is an absolutely perfect beer for the summer and has something for everyone who enjoys great beer!
Ideal setting: This is truly a perfect summer beer. It is a beer that is best enjoyed outdoors whether relaxing by a pool or with a delicious Sunday brunch with friends. Get outdoors to get the most out of the juicy fresh flavors.
Ideal music: The summer feel from the beer and the wonderful fruit flavors within instantly bring about thoughts of sunshine and fun. This is the kind of beer to enjoy while listen to classic summer albums, whether they be classic rock or indie – something bright and sunshine-inspired should be paired with a beer this good!
Some great albums to enjoy with Liliko’i Kepolo are:
- Wilco – “Sky Blue Sky”
- T. Rex – “Electric Warrior”
- The Byrds – “Ballad of Easy Rider”
- Yo La Tengo – “Summer Sun”
- Spoon – “Kill the Moonlight”
Ideal movie: This is a beer that will find itself nicely replacing any typical summer mixed drink one might enjoy while relaxing on the beach. Relaxing while curled up watching a great summer comedy will elevate this beer to the next level and help the world disappear, even if it’s just for 90 minutes.
Some great movies to watch with Liliko’i Kepolo are:
- “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”
- “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”
- “Wedding Crashers”
- “Step Brothers”
Ideal book: This is a great beer to enjoy while catching up on some new books that have garnered some praise. The light ABV and tropical taste will make you feel like you are relaxing on a beach during a summer vacation reading a new page-turning novel.
Some great books with Liliko’i Kepolo are:
- “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
- “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo
- “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins
- “The Martian” by Andy Weir
The perfect experience: Liliko’i Kepolo is a perfect beer to enjoy while relaxing outdoors curled up with a good book or while listening to some music wafting in the background. It is a beer that can transport you to faraway lands and ease some stress from everyday life. This is a beer that will fit seamlessly with any of your summer plans – just make sure to enjoy it outdoors!
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by Derek Warren
Derek is a beer fanatic, avid homebrewer, and podcaster who loves to write and talk about beer and cult movies.