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)

Mix-Six Pack #6: The +1 Bonus Pack (7 brews for the price of 6)

1. Sam Adams – Blueberry Hill Lager
Sam Adams’ vast array of Summer beers makes it hard to choose one. Their Blueberry Hill Lager is an unfiltered lager with blueberry flavors. ABV 5.5%

2. Slumbrew – Happy Sol
Somerville-based Slumbrew uses local honey, orange peel, blood oranges and coriander in this citrus-centric hefeweizen. ABV 5.5%

3. The Tap Brewing Co. – Intergalactic Acid
Don’t worry. The Tap’s Intergalactic Acid isn’t as fierce as it sounds. The Haverhill-based brewery’s Berliner Weisser is a light and tart. It’s another one of those drink-all-day summer beers. ABV 2.7%

Pictured: Sam Adams & Trillium Brewing Company

Pictured: Sam Adams & Trillium Brewing Company

4. Trillium Brewing Co. – Trillium
The namesake beer of this small Boston brewery is a Saison. (Note: Trillium is also putting out a limited edition beer this summer to benefit the One Fund – an American IPA called OneBoston.) ABV 6.6%

5. Watch City Brewing Co. – Bitchlöden Wheat Lager
Waltham-based Watch City’s brews are available at a handful of bars and liquor stores around Boston. Their Bitchloden Wheat Lager a wheat lager with a hint of Indian spices. ABV 4.5%

6. Wachusett Brewing Company – Summer Ale
Wachusett’s Summer Ale is an American wheat ale with a hint of lemon. The brewery has been putting out this seasonal for 16 years and counting. ABV 4.7%

7. (6+1) Wormtown Brewery – Turtle Boy Blueberry Ale
Worcester-based Wormtown’s Turtle Boy is a year-round brew that’s perfect for summer. It’s brewed with all locally-grown ingredients. The American Wheat Beer that is fermented with a blend of New England and concentrated blueberries. ABV 5%


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