Two good times: Drinking Watermelon Wheat and watching Orioles win

Had two pleasant experiences over Labor Day weekend.

No. 1: Went to Camden Yards and watched Jeremy Guthrie and the Os' beat the Texas Rangers 7-0.


No. 2: Had a can of 21st Amendment Hell or High Water Watermelon Wheat beer while sitting poolside. Nothing like drinking a beer after swimming laps.

I was skeptical about watermelon beers. I have had some horrible ones made by breweries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


But this one, brewed in San Francisco, was OK. It had good citrus notes, from the watermelon puree, and yet still had body that tasted like beer.

It would not be my first choice of beers, and $9.50 a six-pack is somewhat pricey.

But when conventional wisdom said that the O's and Guthrie were finished, and that there is no good watermelon brew, conventional wisdom was proven wrong. I have not sampled 21st Amendment IPA.

Anybody else have this watermelon beer?

What do you think?

Is this the only watermelon beer you like, or are there others you prefer?

Photo: 21st Amendment Brewery