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

June 6, 2013 6:03 AM

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mix-Six Pack #3: ‘Middle Of The Alphabet’ Beers

1. Enlightenment Ales – Illumination Farmhouse IPA
Lowell-based Enlightenment decided to combine two of its favorite brewing styles to create Illumination. In case you couldn’t guess by the name of the beer, they fused a traditional Belgian farmhouse ale with a hopped-up west coast IPA. ABV 6.8%

2. Harpoon Brewery – UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen
Boston-based Harpoon puts out a whole mess of summer beers, including an entire line of unfiltered Hefeweizen brews. The Raspberry Hefeweizen is one of the favorites. ABV 4.8%

Pictured: UFO Raspberry & Idle Hands Craft Ales

Pictured: UFO Raspberry & Idle Hands Craft Ales

3. High & Mighty Beer – Pas de Dieux
Pas de Dieux, which appears to translate to “not of the gods,” is this western Mass. brewery’s traditional summer saison. ABV 4.5%

4. Idle Hands Craft Ales – Blanche de Grâce
Idle Hands in Everett puts out a traditional unfiltered Belgian Wit with citrus peel and coriander. Blanche de Grace translates to “the white of Grace,” and is Grace, one of the brewery owner’s favorite brews. ABV 5.2%

5. Jack’s Abby – Leisure Time Lager
Leisure Time Lager is a wheat lager brewed with a blend of spices including lemongrass, coriander, orange peel and chamomile. Framingham-based Jack’s Abby uses locally grown wheat for the beer. ABV 4.8%

6. Mayflower Brewing – Summer Rye Ale
Mayflower Summer Rye Ale is a light, crisp and easy to drink session rye ale. ABV 3.8%

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