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Are beer and seltzer the new peanut butter and jelly?
Worcester-based Polar Seltzer has teamed up with Harpoon Brewery’s UFO Beer to create a fruit-flavored beer just in time for Memorial Day weekend celebrations. The result is UFO Blueberry Lemonade Beer, a “Hefeweizen brewed with the essence of Polar Blueberry Lemonade,” Harpoon wrote.
The unfiltered wheat beer will be widely available by mid-May, on store shelves in six packs of 12-ounce cans and on tap while supplies last, according to a UFO Beer spokesperson. In other words, as the cans will say, it’s “berry limited.”
UFO, made in Boston at Harpoon, stands for “UnFiltered Offering” — the yeast is not filtered out of the beer, so the brews are all cloudy.
“Our brewers worked closely with the team from Polar to select a delicious flavor from their Seltzer’ade line that would pair well with a classic wheat beer,” Harpoon wrote. “Flavor adventure is about to take on a whole new meaning with this partnership!”
Polar’s Seltzer’ade line, which includes blueberry lemonade, was released in February of 2017.
Last week, Polar Seltzer revealed its summer 2018 flavors, which include three new flavors and two old favorites.