Pie as Beer
Small Town Brewery (Wauconda, IL) offers several pie-themed beers for summer that are sold at Cost Plus World Market. I decided on the Not Your Mom's Apple Pie and Not Your Mom's Strawberry Rhubarb. These fall into a beer category of herb beers called gruit style and are sweet like lambic beer. The apple pie had a lot of cinnamon and a little ginger, so there is definitely a resemblance to apple pie. These were very sweet and cider-like that I would think should pair better with dessert than a main course. However if you like a dry cider, this is not the beer for you.