Big beers with bright flavors are hitting the stage this month. Juicy fruit pale ales and big-bodied stouts are what you should be looking for right now. Throw in some nice funky sours and we have a great selection of beers to drink this month.
The beers listed below are great pickups right now. Some of them will take a little longer to hunt down, others will be in your corner liquor store. All of them are delicious. Either way, traveling for a great beer is always worth the effort.
NEW ENGLAND PALE ALE — SAMUEL ADAMS
Samuel Adams’ latest creation, New England Pale Ale, is a delicate brew with a big punch of tropical juice. There’s a nice balance of peach and mango and plenty of hop punch. A nice malty counterpoint comes in late to balance out the dank juice.
This is a super-drinkable beer that’ll be easy to get your hands on this month.
MOXEE GOLD IPA — STONE BREWING
Moxie Gold IPA is a tribute IPA to Moxee, Washington, where the hops are grown. The beer celebrates farm-to-can brewing culture with a subtle and delicious brew.
The hops give this one a burst of lemon sunshine with hints of white pepper. Clover honey sweetness shines through a nice whiff of pine resin. This is a tasty can of suds that gives a nod to the folks growing the hops.