Hell or High Watermelon
Happy 4th of July! I hope you enjoy a cold one with your BBQ today! I personally like a good Hell or High Watermelon by 21st Amendment Brewery. Not too sweet and not too fruity, its one of the more natural tasting watermelon beers out there. It will always be one of my go to beers on a hot summer day.
I might be a little biased being from Maryland but Dead Rise is one hell of a good beer! Brewed using Maryland’s favorite seasoning, Old Bay, this summer ale by Flying Dog Brewery is my surprise hit of the season. It has a hint of Old Bay with a bitter citrus finish and is absolutely delicious.
Thanks to my friend Anna for sending me a 6-pack here in Boston!
Sculpin IPA is on my list of all-time favorite IPAs and is brewed by Ballast Point Brewery in San Diego, CA. This beer is the definition of a well-balanced IPA. Be sure to try the habanero version of this beer, which adds an interesting bite/heat!
Scurry is a dark honey ale brewed by Off Color Brewing from Chicago, IL. Honey, molasses, and flaked oats are the key to this beer’s soul. I loved this beer the minute I poured it. The inviting aroma is accompanied by a perfectly sweet & roasty flavor from start to finish. Off Color Brewing is quickly becoming one of my new favorites for both their beer and graphical style.
You can now find this beer at Craft Beer Cellar, yum yum!
Grampus is one of the newest beers by Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project out of MA. This “hoppy golden double mash” beer packs quite the punch with tons of sweetness and tropical fruit notes (but don’t worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer). Their technique for brewing Grampus is quite interesting, you can check out their blog here explaining it all.
You can pick this beer up at one of my favorite craft beer stores, Craft Beer Cellar. Seriously, that place is a wonderland of labels and beer.