There has been an explosion of quality craft beers all over America in recent years. New England is no different. Today we’re going to talk about some beers that you should certainly try. These are the ones that you should break your neck to get a hold of. They also make great gifts for any beer lover you may know.
The first brew we’re going to talk about is Hoponius Union by Jack's Abby Brewing. This is actually an American pale lager. This has all the characteristics that you love about lagers and IPAs. Which means it has a smooth crisp flavor. Along with a distinctly hoppy aftertaste. It’s truly the best of both worlds. Some may compare it to Magic Hat Dream Machine IPL. It certainly is one to try just for the oddity of the style.
The next beer we’re going to talk about is Everett Porter by Hill Farmstead Brewery. This very well could be the best porter you’ll ever have. It’s one that you certainly want to work at trying to find. It has a deep rich dark flavor that’s characteristic with a porter. Along with a balance that tells you right away this beer was brewed by professionals.
MO by Maine Beer Company is the next beer we’re going to tap. This one is a bit pricey. It’s an amber American pale ale. It can cost upwards of 7 to 8 dollars per bottle. Not exactly the beer for anyone on a budget. It’s certainly worth buying and saving for a special occasion. It has a subtle malt flavor to balance out the hops. A must try for anyone that loves the style. You’ll find yourself wishing you bought two.
Then there’s the one and only Heady Topper by The Alchemist. A beer that’s almost impossible to get your hands on. You’ll pay a hefty price for it if you can. Just how much? The sky is the limit. It’s crazy just how expensive this beer has become. The only thing that remotely resembles the price frenzy was Coors Banquet back in the 70’s. It’s said to have went for the equivalent of 60 dollars per case back then.
Just how expensive is Heady Topper? Some four packs are going for as high as 50 dollars. Don’t clean your glasses. You’re not reading a typo. It really is that expensive. Is it worth it? It’s truly one of the best beers in the entire world. You’ll fall in love with it right away. Your wallet won’t. This is one of those beers that you always dream of receiving as a gift. That way you don’t have to break down and buy it yourself.
There you have a cross section of the beers you should look for in New England. Crack open a cold one and enjoy yourself. That’s what the suds were meant for. Drink the best beer you can. The quality of your life will always be determined by the quality of beer you’re drinking.