Persimmon Beer

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At my brewery in Luray, Virginia - Hawksbill Brewing - we did a pale ale seasonal with persimmons gathered at a local farm. We try to feature local ingredients like this when we can - hops, blackberries, raspberries, etc. have all made it into our brews. Next year we’re going to try and get the timing right for a pawpaw beer…an indigenous, mango-like fruit!


Great to see commercial use of the native persimmon! Too bad whoever took the photo for this story had to resort to using an oriental persimmon instead of the natives that grow in the wild.