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Three Brews with a Flavor Kick

Seaweed, buckwheat, and extra hops make these beers some of our current faves

by Maggie York-Worth in Food + Drink on 10 March 2010

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Kelpie Seaweed Ale

This Scottish brew uses fresh bladder rack seaweed in their mash tun to infuse the barley with a peculiar hint of briny plant goodness. The seaweed provides background hints of salt and peat that play with dark chocolate in this full roast, dark malt. Kelpie Seaweed Ale sells from Williams Bros Brewing Co.'s online store.

Morimoto Soba Ale

Introduced in 2003, this Oregonian draft won silver and gold at the World Beer Championships and continues distinguish itself with its full flavor. Made with buckwheat flour (like its namesake noodle), Soba Ale has a sweet, citrusy taste. Find a retailer near you to purchase or get a 22-ounce bottle for $5.50 from Wally's.

Prima Pils

Heavy on hops, this brew from Victory Brewing Company makes a tasty, floral drink that's perfect for summer (though we drink it year round). The spicy malt adds to the light body in this highly-praised, Pennsylvania-brewed Pilsner. Visit Victory for retailers or get a bottle from Wally's for $1.50.

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