The Mudshark Brewery Havablue Wheat, which is brewed and bottled in Lake Havasu, Arizona was my latest beer sampling. This unique beer has a light golden amber color, with a frothy white head. There was vanilla on the nose and on the palate, and it had a blueberry finish without a bitter aftertaste. The flavor had mild hops and medium carbonation. It was relatively dry which really surprised me and was easy drinking. The vanilla and blueberry notes did not overpower the flavor. The alcohol content was 4.5% and the IBU’s fell close to 15, which is relatively standard for a wheat beer.
If you have never been to Lake Havasu, it’s in Western Arizona, close to the Nevada and California border and is home to the old London Bridge, which was transported there in 1967 in pieces and reassembled by 1971. The temperature in the area in the summer is so hot you could fry an egg on the sidewalk, so this beer would be very refreshing for a hotter day.
Sue Schurgin is the manager of Sedona Wine and Beer Tours and is studying for her CSW and sommelier certificates.