Pretty Picture of some Feijoas and Feijoa beer

At this time of year (autumn) we are inundated with Feijoas from our not particularly large but highly prolific Feijoa tree. Our neighbours are not that keen on them so we have been experimenting with many different ways we can use Feijoas. One of the latest, and very successful recipes has been a Feijoa Beer. This is not an alcoholic beer, but rather more like Ginger Beer. The process is pretty much the same as ginger beer or the lemonade recipe.

We make this in 9L batches which is enough to fill 6 x 1.5L plastic bottles. We find this lasts us about three weeks which is the maximum time you want to keep this stuff seeing as it doesn’t have any preservatives at all.

Ingredients

Process

Depending on how warm the weather is the bottles should be firmly pressurised after about 2-3 days. At this point they are ready to drink.

The bottles will typically “ring” when tapped. They are under high pressure so open them gently and carefully otherwise you may end up washing your ceiling with feijoa beer.

This drink is great on its own or mixed with gin in our Nectarine, Peach,and Grapefruit wine.