There is probably no such thing as a classic definition of fruit beers. Most people would be more than likely to think of Belgian lambic-style beers, such as Kriek, which is brewed with cherries. But it is here that the stylistic boundaries become blurred, and again, giving a clear definition of spicy beers is challenging.
Lots of Steamworks beers are unique speciality beers fermented with fruit, vegetables or spices. That's why we classify them under the umbrella description of fruity and spicy speciality beers. For example, there's Jasmine IPA , a classic, very hoppy IPA, which is fermented with fresh jasmine flowers in the maturation tank. The floral aroma of the jasmine flowers is complemented by aromatic hops, so retains its IPA character. But still difficult to categorise in terms of classic beer styles.
As is also the case with White Angel IPA, an India Pale Ale with a hoppy aroma and the spiciness of a Belgian witbier - so sweet orange peel, coriander seeds and a certain amount of wheat malt. One could say that White Angel is a hybrid beer.
Not to forget this year's summer hit, the killer Cucumber Ale ... stands to reason a summer ale ... brewed with fresh organic cucumbers.
The Steamworks Brewery makes lots of other speciality beers, that are all worth sampling. Never mind the type of beer - or not.