Cisco Pink Lady


Man, we had a full weekend. Saturday we hung out with my little brother Nick. We went to see Iron Man 2 (good flick). That night we went to an Ocho de Mayo party. Got home way late. Needed a nap the next day (took one with the pets, as shown above). The wife LOVES taking embarrassing pictures of me sleeping. Sunday afternoon, following the nap, we shot up to see my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and nephew. They worked on their flower beds, my wife entertained our nephew (pictured below) and I took pictures.

Cisco Pink Lady

Now I’m sitting down to drink this Cisco Pink Lady. It will be my first ever brew from the Cisco Brewery, which is located on Nantucket island here in Massachusetts. Folks gave me a handful of Cisco beers for my birthday.

Cisco Pink Lady

I only realized AFTER pouring the glass and reading the label that the Pink Lady is actually the Grey Lady beer with cranberries added. Had I done my homework, I probably would have tried the Grey Lady first. No worries though!

Cisco Pink Lady

This beer is a unique one for sure. The beer is aged in Chardonnay oak barrels, which gives it a funky (but intriguing) taste. It tastes and smells a whole hell of a lot like wine! The addition of cranberries actually makes the beer taste more like a red wine than a Chardonnay.

The color is what I would expect from a wheat beer: light orange in hue and cloudy.

Based on the label, this beer is fairly rare as they only make 4 barrels worth. I guess I feel special. That said, I find it beer-douchey to go in search of rare beers. But I digress.

Overall this beer is unique and delicious in its own way. Very similar to a mildly fruity wine. An excellent beer for any wine-lover who is looking to cross-over into beer.
Cisco Pink Lady

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Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.