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Craft Beer Times | Freshen Up Your Summer Menu with this Unique Fruit Salad Recipe!

Freshen Up Your Summer Menu with this Unique Fruit Salad Recipe!

Freshen Up Your Summer Menu with this Unique Fruit Salad Recipe!

The Gose Beer

Are you a beer enthusiast who loves to explore and experiment with various beer styles? Have you ever tasted the salty Gose beer? This German beer style is known for its unique, tart, and salty flavor profile. Brewing this beer is an art that involves using coriander and salt to give it a sour and refreshing taste. Gose beer pairs excellently with fruits, seafood, and salads. In this article, we’ll share a recipe for fruit salad with goat cheese and Gose beer.

The Fruit Salad with Goat Cheese

Fruit salads are perfect for any season, and with the addition of goat cheese and Gose beer, this dish becomes an explosion of flavors and textures. The balanced taste of sweet fruits, tangy goat cheese, and salty Gose beer complements each other perfectly. You can use any fruit available in your pantry, but we recommend a mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, kiwi, and oranges.


  • 2 cups of mixed berries
  • 1 sliced peach
  • 1 sliced kiwi
  • 1 sliced orange
  • 2 cups of mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup of Gose beer
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Begin by washing all the fruits and vegetables and slice them into bite-size pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, add mixed greens, sliced fruits, and sliced almonds.
  3. Add crumbled goat cheese to the bowl and mix the ingredients gently.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together Gose beer, honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss the ingredients to combine well.
  6. Chill the salad for 15-30 minutes before serving.

The Final Taste

This salad is a great side dish for summer parties, barbecues and it makes a great lunch when paired with grilled chicken or fish. The flavor of Gose beer gives a unique taste to this fruit salad, which will surprise your taste buds. The mixture of goat cheese and mixed berries provides a tangy, creamy, and sweet flavor that goes well with the zesty dressing. The sliced almonds add a crunch to the bite, making it a delight to the palate.

The Conclusion

Cooking with Gose beer adds another dimension to your meals, and this fruit salad with goat cheese is a perfect example. The Gose beer’s tangy and salty flavor makes this dish stand out and enhances the taste of fresh fruits and goat cheese. Give this recipe a try, and you’ll be amazed by how well those unexpected flavors come together.


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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