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Beer Q&A: What are beer drinkers talking about when they say ‘crushable’?

Crushable beer

Crushable beer is light bodied and low in alcohol.

The term ‘crushable’ is used when referring to low alcohol brews.

Q. Some beer geeks use the term “crushable.” What are they talking about?

A. A crushable beer has low alcohol, light body and plenty of flavor. Examples: Green Flash’s Sea to Sea Lager (4% alcohol by volume); Firestone Walker’s 805 Blonde Ale (4.7%); Coronado’s Orange Ave. Wit (5.2%); and AleSmith X (5.25%).

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