Drink Up: 36 Made-In-Massachusetts Summer Beers (Divided Into 6 Mix-Six Packs)

June 6, 2013 6:03 AM

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Summer is here. And that means summer beers. We decided to dig way into the local craft beer scene to fill our fridge this summer. After a lot of drinking and a little bit of alphabetizing, we put together six mix-six packs that consist exclusively of Made-In-Massachusetts beers. We highly recommend that you spread out trying these over the entire summer.

Mix-Six Pack #1: The “B” Brews

1. Backlash Beer – Convergence
Backlash was founded in 2011. They brew out of Paper City in Holyoke. Their Saison is brewed with rye malt in the traditional Belgian Saison style. It’s available in 22oz bottles and on draft. ABV 7%

Pictured: Berkshire Brewing Co. amp; Backlash Beer Convergence

Pictured: Berkshire Brewing Co. Hefeweizen Ale & Backlash Beer Convergence

2. Battle Road Brewing Co. – Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale
Battle Road is brewed at Mercury in Ipswich. Opening in 2012, they’re still very new to the scene, but you can find them in plenty of craft beer stores. As the name suggests, Barrett’s is their traditional Saison/Farmhouse ale. ABV 5.5%

3. Berkshire Brewing Co – Czech Style Pilsner
South Deerfield’s Berkshire Brewing Co. puts out light and crisp pilsner that’s delicious and refreshing. ABV 5.5%

4. Blue Hills – Watermelon Wheat
Blue Hills Brewery in Canton puts out a variety of summer beers. Their Watermelon Wheat combines a traditional wheat beer with the crisp, cool flavor of watermelon. ABV 4.8%

5. Boston Beer Works – Apricot Saison
Boston Beer Works’ Apricot Saison fuses a traditional Belgian farmhouse ale with apricot puree. ABV 5%

6. Buzzards Bay Brewing – thEgolDenFlounder
thEgolDenFlounder is this Westport-based farm and brewery’s unfiltered American wheat ale. ABV 4.8%


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