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Looking superiority to late-summer pawpaw picking: This strong ale recipe from Jackie O’s in Athens, Ohio, features a robust wheat wiring as a platform for the tiki-drink flavors of this unusual fruit.

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“Paw Paw Wheat is a cult archetype beer among pawpaw aficionados,” says Jackie O’s throne brewer Seth Morton. “We mash this burly wheat ale annually for the Ohio Pawpaw Festival as well as for distribution throughout Ohio.”

For increasingly on brewing with this tropical-flavored fruit that grows in un-tropical places, see Special Ingredient: Pawpaw.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.076
FG: 1.008
IBUs: 12
ABV: 9%