Two Filipinos working in two separate breweries in the United States have created a unique beer brew based on the Philippines’ favorite summer treat, the halo-halo.
A couple of brands in the United States have come up with a brew based on the Phlippines’ favorite dessert: halo-halo.
Pryes Brewing Company, based in Minneapolis, and Harland Brewing Company, based in California, both had bright ideas to include the halo-halo into the roster of unique flavors they had for their brews.
With 7.1 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), Pryes’ Halo Halo Island Pastry Ale features the flavor profiles of ube, coconut, and mango.
Of course, a Filipina was behind this.
Tina McCabe, the general manager of hospitality of Pryes, came up with this idea instead of the purple yam-flavored beer that her co-worker Charles (the creative director of Pryes) suggested.
“We didn’t have many ideas of flavor profiles to combine the beer with,” she says.
However, the team was incredibly challenged in approaching the Halo Halo Island Pastry Ale in terms of marketing.
Pryes was not the only brewing company that wanted to brew halo-halo-flavored drinks. Mostra Coffee, in partnership with Harland Brewing Company, came up with the Halo Halo Pastry Sour.
This kettle sour features the flavors of toasted coconut, mango, Vanuatu vanilla, condensed milk, and ube. This one has a 7-percent ABV.
Mostra itself was founded by Filipino-Canadians Beverly and Sam Magtanong.
What do halo-halo beers taste like? Would Filipinos approve of these? (EFO)
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