Beer Camp – Sweet Sunny South Table Beer

The south holds strong to its traditional flavors—tea, honey-sweet peaches and corn grits—so we looked at those culinary cues for this southern-inspired table beer. With a golden grainy malt body and complex tangy finish from the fruit, tea and herbs, Sweet Sunny South is perfect for sultry summer sipping.

  • Yeast: Saison
  • Bittering hops: Magnum
  • Finishing hops: Hallertau Blanc, Huell Melon
  • Malts: Pilsner, Acidulated, Wheat
  • Other: Corn Grits, Black Tea, Honeysuckle, Peach, Papaya, Guava, Prickly Pear
Breweries: Austin Beerworks, Bayou Teche Brewing, Creature Comforts Brewing, Funky Buddha Brewery, Sierra Nevada, and Wicked Weed Brewing.
Flavor Elements: floral, herbal, Honey, and Sweet.
Beer Types: Ale and Table beer.
ABV: 4.9%
UBUs: 23
Roasted: 1/5
Dry: 3/5
Heavy: 2/5
Sparkling: 3.5/5
Bitter taste: 2/5
Sour taste: 1/5
Sweet taste: 3/5

Cheeky Monkey, Belgian blonde ale by Chaos Mountain brewing

When our head brewer used to misbehave as a child his British grandmother called him a “Cheeky Monkey!” As a tribute, he used a British maris otter malt when brewing this Belgian style golden ale, giving it a darker golden color and extra maltiness to compliment the fruity notes from the Belgian yeast.

Cheeky Monkey


  • Malts: Maris Otter, Aromatic, Aromatic and Acidulated Malt
  • Hop Variety: Liberty, CTZ
  • Yeast: Wyeast 1388 Belgian Strong

Breweries: Chaos Mountain Brewing.
Flavor Elements: Caramel and Honey.
Beer Types: Belgian-Style and Belgian-Style Blonde Ale.
ABV: 5.5%
UBUs: 25
Roasted: 1.5/5
Dry: 4/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Bitter taste: 2/5
Sour taste: 2/5
Sweet taste: 1/5

Dogfish Head – Piercing Pils

A Perry-Pils hybrid, Piercing Pils is a Czech Style Pilsner brewed with a White Pear Tea and Pear juice.  Both the juice and the tea were added in the kettle during the whirlpool (after the boil) for maximum flavor and aroma contribution.  The Pear fruit complexity pierces right through the spicy Czech Saaz hops beautifully, adding a gentle acidity to this pale lager that makes for a crisp refreshing sipper.  Amarillo hops add nuanced citrus notes that meld perfectly with the fruit.

Breweries: Dogfish Head.
Flavor Elements: Honey and Pear.
Beer Types: Pilsner.
ABV: 6%
Roasted: 1/5
Dry: 5/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 5/5
Bitter taste: 3/5
Sweet taste: 1/5