Introduction: Homemade Watermelon Beer

About: Made in Canada, I grew up crafting, making, and baking. Out of this love for designing and creating, I pursued a degree in product design from Parsons School of Design in NYC. Since then I've done work for Mar…

How many delicious things can you make from a watermelon? SO MANY*!! My latest project: watermelon beer. Inspired by 21st Amendment Brewery's Hell or High Watermelon Beer, I wanted to try and make my own version using fresh watermelon juice. It became something else entirely, something differently delicious, so let's get fresh everyone!


*Check out some of my other watermelon projects:

Watermelon Juice
Watermelon Margaritas
Watermelon Salad
Watermelon Mojito Slushie

Step 1: Be a Cubist

Chop half of one small watermelon into into cubes*. (approx. 4 cups)

*For the best way to cube watermelon, see Step 2 of my Watermelon Salad instructable.

Step 2: Blend In

Puree the cubes in a blender.

Step 3: Going Clear

Use a sieve to strain off the watermelon foam, leaving you with just the clear juice.

Refrigerate for at least one 1 hour.

Step 4: Mix a Lot

Fill a serving glass 3/4 of the way up with beer* and top it off with the chilled watermelon juice.

Give it a gentle stir to mix the two.

*I found the best kinds for this were wheat beers, hefeweizen, and blond ales, but feel free to experiment!

Step 5: Garnish & Serve

This really ended up being more of a watermelon shandy than a relative of the Hell or High Watermelon Beer, but it was super tasty to me and a really refreshing summer drink. So go forth and stay fresh everyone!