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

June 6, 2013 6:03 AM

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Mix-Six Pack #4: Our ‘M-O’ Beers

1. Mercury Brewing Co. – Ipswich Summer Ale
www.ipswichalebrewery.com
Ipswich does a summer ale. But if you can find the limited edition 5 Mile Rye Saison, try that one instead. The 5 mile series is brewed entirely with locally-grown rye and malted barley. ABV 6.4%

2. Mystic Brewery – Saison Renaud
mystic-brewery.com
When it comes to saison beers, Chelsea-based Mystic doesn’t mess around. They have an entire line of saisons. The Renaud is a summer brew that they compare to a spicier version of a pilsner. ABV 6.5%

Pictured: Newburyport Brewing Company & Mystic Brewery

Pictured: Newburyport Brewing Company & Mystic Brewery

3. Newburyport Brewing Company – Plum Island Belgian White
www.nbptbrewing.com
Newburyport Brewing Company’s Plum Island Belgian White is a traditional unfiltered witbier with hints of citrus & coriander. ABV 5.4%

4. Nightshift brewing – Bee Tea
www.nightshiftbrewing.com
Ever wondered what it would be like if you mixed a Belgian-style wheat ale with green tea and honey? Nightshift Brewing in Everett put out seven batches of its Bee Tea last summer. Their first batch of this summer is ready by mid-June. It’s a wheat ale brewed with sweet orange peel and orange blossom honey. The beer is aged on organic, loose, gunpowder tea leaves.

5. Notch Brewing – Saison
www.notchbrewing.com
Notch brews session beers, which basically means great flavor with lower alcohol content so you can drink more of it. Notch Brewing’s Saison is a farmhouse ale that you can literally drink all day. ABV 3.8%

6. Offshore Ale Co. – East Chop Lighthouse Ale
www.offshoreale.com
The Martha’s Vineyard brewery puts out a light crisp straw-colored brew. A portion of the sales from East Chop Lighthouse Ale goes to support the Coast Guard Foundation Enlisted Grant Fund. ABV 4.2%

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