Midday sipper

Modern Times Red Wine BA Transit of Venus, Hop Garden

These days when people talk about “juicy” beers they tend to mean hazy brews—opaque concoctions that look more like orange juice than fermented hops. Modern Times Red Wine BA Transit of Venus represents another type of juicy beer. This grisette—a style akin to a saison—comes in various fruit iterations including one infused with Meyer lemon and strawberry ($9), which I tried on a recent afternoon at Hop Garden. With a creamy mouthfeel, it evokes fruit nectar. The beer is both sweet and tart and, with a low ABV (just 5.2 percent), perfect for day drinking. 2904 Franklin Boulevard.