The last beer I had…

was La Citrueille, Celeste de Citracado which is a Stone Collaboration with The Bruery and Elysian Brewing Company. This ale is brewed with pumpkin, yams, toasted fenugreek, lemon verbena and birch bark. Not your typical ingredients but quite tasty, not too very bitter and an ABV at 5.0%.

Fenugreek – Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a plant in the family Fabaceae. Fenugreek is used both as a herb (the leaves) and as a spice (the seed, often called methi in Urdu/Hindi/Nepali). The leaves and sprouts are also eaten as vegetables. The plant is cultivated worldwide as a semi-arid crop and is a common ingredient in many curries.

Lemon verbena –Aloysia citrodora is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family, Verbenaceae, that is native to Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. Common names include Lemon Verbena and Lemon Beebrush.[2] It was brought to Europe by the Spanish and the Portuguese in the 17th century.

Stone Collaboration - La Citrueille, Celeste de Citracado

Beer Soaked Erik's glass

You can find it at BevMo, Bruery Provisions, and Total Wine and Spirits

Edit (BS Erik): Also found at Pacific Park Market

2 thoughts on “The last beer I had…

  1. Thanks Stew for the research on the ingredients. I had this one recently too but didn’t go the extra mile to look up what the heck “fenugreek” was. But alas, you still beat me to the punch in posting a review. So I’m adding my thoughts below.

    I tend to grab any collaboration beer I can find. It’s been my experience that when brewers get together to collaborate it always yields something interesting. This beer is no exception. The combination of yams and pumpkin got my attention. I had a few pumpkin beers around Thanksgiving time, but nothing memorable or worth writing up a blog post. But I had an excellent beer brewed with Yams… The Bruery’s Autumn Maple, on tap at the OC Brew Ha Ha and it was simply fantastic. In fact, I bought a bottle of Autumn Maple to enjoy after Thanksgiving. So seeing “Yams”, “Collaboration”, and “The Bruery” on the label told me this was going to be a winner. I was surprised how dark it poured into the glass. (I added a snapshot of mine to the header image.) I was expecting something in an amber color, but as you can see it pours a deep dark brown. The flavors in this one are well balanced and I really enjoyed it. I’m glad I picked up a few bottles. I found it at Pacific Park Market in Aliso Viejo. This one is a 4 cap beer in my opinion.
    -Beer Soaked Erik

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