Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer Beer Round-Up #6: Wachusett Summer Ale

Firstly, special thanks to Amanda for letting me sample one of her beers for Summer Beer Round-Up #6…the glass also belongs to her. ;^)

Just off the Mohawk Trail in Westminster, Massachusetts is a brewery that has been around since 1993*. Founded by Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduates and friends Ned, Kevin and “Quinny”, Wachusett Brewing Company can be somewhat unassuming, especially with a flagship beer with a fruity twist.

How many of you have had their Blueberry Ale? Okay, how many of you have had another beer from their line-up? Yeah, that’s what I thought, but I urge you to take a closer look. This brewery produces a fantastic variety of beers and in recent years have expanded to include a number of limited release beers that have blown me away. Most notably a Milk Stout and a beer known as Larry, a 7.5% ABV Imperial IPA brewed in collaboration with the Publick House in Brookline, MA.

Wachusett Summer Ale drinks similarly to their Blueberry Ale, minus the blueberries. With just a hint of lemon and mild Noble hops the beer starts with a hit of both and ends with a sack of grain-like breadiness. Refreshing and drinkable is the name of the game when it comes to summer beers, and in Waschusett Summer, we have them both.

*Their website says 1993, but the glass says 1994. It appears the company was founded in 1993 and after some experimentation Wachusett Country Ale was introduced to the public in 1994. 

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