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Austin brewery's purple springtime beer turning heads

The butterfly pea flower has become popular in the past year with bartenders looking to add unique flavors and colors to their creations.

AUSTIN, Texas — An Austin brewery is turning heads with its new, bright purple seasonal beer.

This week Thirsty Planet Brewery introduced the craft brew, which uses the vibrant butterfly pea flower native to southeast Asia.

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Thirsty Planet co-opted the ingredient for its new Cosmic Butterfly Kettle Sour.

“It’s a lightly tart ale with a crisp malt character fluttering with lemon and tea notes,” the brewery wrote on its Instagram.

The butterfly pea flower has become popular in the past year with bartenders looking to add unique flavors and colors to their creations. Colors can range from blue to purple to pink, depending on what the ingredient is mixed with.

The Cosmic Butterfly Kettle Sour will be available starting the end of the week, including at select HEB stores.

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