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Recipe: Radiant Baby Flamingo

Passion fruit, dragon fruit, and hibiscus come together with clean, quenching lactic acidity for this punchy, vibrant, tiki-inspired fruit beer from California’s Radiant Beer.

Andrew Bell Mar 22, 2022 - 4 min read

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For our December-January 2022 issue, our blind-review panel scored this tart, vibrantly colored, passion fruit–forward beer an exemplary 96/100. Andrew Bell, director of brewing at Radiant Beer in Anaheim, California, generously shared a homebrew-scale recipe.

“The clean lactic acidity in the base beer is brightened even further by the acidity of the passion fruit and hibiscus,” Bell says. “A somewhat high final gravity helps balance the acidity. The dragon fruit and hibiscus provide a shockingly bright pink-red hue.”


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.063
FG: 1.024
IBUs: 5
ABV: 5.2%

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