I think it’s awesome when breweries give back to the community and one of my favorite breweries, Clown Shoes, does just that with this brew. Miracle IPA is a surprisingly delicious beer and a percentage of the profits is used “to help real people (and maybe a puppy or two)”. You can watch a video where they recently donated $1,000 to Buddy Dog Humane Society in Framingham, MA. Good stuff!
60 Minute IPA
60 Minute IPA brewed by Dogfish Head is the best of their IPAs in my opinion. Deliciously balanced in all the right ways.
Raging Bitch is a Belgian-Style IPA brewed by Flying Dog Brewery out of Maryland. I’m a huge fan of IPAs and this beer is a great. I love when styles converge.
Private Rye Bière De Garde
Private Rye Bière De Garde by Jack’s Abby Brewing is a farmhouse style lager. Starts sweet and ends dry with a hint of rye and hops throughout. This beer turned into one of my favorite spring-time brews. It’s out of season now but I still find it in many stores around the Boston area.
Easily taken on a hike in the mountains or enjoyed on the beach, I love the crisp and semi-fruity flavor of this “not quite pale ale” in the summertime. Brewed by Magic Hat in Vermont.
Ruination IPA by the Stone Brewing Company is truly “a liquid poem to the glory of the hop!” Stone brews a ton of great beers but this one is my go-to beer from them. An IPA staple in my mind.
Bitter American by 21st Amendment Brewery. This is my go-to session beer for hanging out with friends for 3 reasons: Comes in a cool looking can, light in alcohol, and great taste!
A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale
Lagunitas’s best beer. Right after Sucks… or maybe Brown Shugga’… Or maybe after those, or somewhere in-between? Point is, Lagunitas has way too many great beers to rank.