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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 #5: The ‘Near The End Of The Alphabet’ Beers

1. Opa Opa Brewing – Watermelon Ale
www.facebook.com/opaopabrewing
Opa Opa out of Southampton puts out a handful of summer seasonals. Among them is a crisp and refreshing Watermelon Ale. ABV 4.5%

2. Paper City Brewing Co – Cabot Street Summer Wheat
www.papercity.com
Holyoke-based Paper City brews a traditional German Hefeweizen that’s perfect for summer. ABV 5.5%

Pictured: Pretty Things Ale Project & RiverWalk Brewing Co.

Pictured: Pretty Things Ale Project & RiverWalk Brewing Co.

3. Portico Brewing Co. – Saison Charrette
www.porticobrewing.com
Portico is still a very young brewery on the Boston craft beer scene, so it can be difficult to track down their brews, which are only available on draft at this point. Their Saison Charrette is a slightly bitter farmhouse ale that’s made for sitting on bar and restaurant patios during the summer. ABV 6%

4. Pretty Things – American Darling
www.prettythingsbeertoday.com
Pretty Things out of Somerville has tweaked its pale lager to make it better for summer by lowering the alcohol content in this brew. American Darling is brewed using an traditional old-fashioned method to give it an authentic German beer flavor.

5. Rapscallion Ales – Honey
www.drinkrapscallion.com
Honey is the flagship beer from this western Mass. brewing company. It’s an extra pale style ale infused with local honey. You’ll only find it on draft. ABV 4.5%

6. RiverWalk Brewing Co. – Gnomad
www.riverwalkbrewing.com
Newburyport-based Riverwalk Brewing’s Gnomad is an American Farmhouse Ale. ABV 7.5%

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