There’s a fine line between pleasantly tart and stomach-turningly sour. Modern Times’s Octagon City (6.5% alcohol by volume) is decidedly and enjoyably on the correct side of that divide.
Credit the sweet malted wheat base, which softens the raspberry, black cherry and lime notes. I’m not sure if Thanksgiving is celebrated in Octagon City, but this Berliner weisse would pair well with cranberry sauce and stuffing.
Pour the beer into a clear glass and there’s a bonus: Octagon City screams “HAPPY HOLIDAYS!” with its electric red body and frothy pink head.