June 14, 2006

NOT THE PBR IN THE FRIDGE?:

Author's Picks: Best of the Upper Valley Beers (Dan Mackie, 6/14/06, Valley News)

Here are the author's Upper Valley region picks:

* Flying Goose Brew Pub and Grille, New London: Crockett's Corner Oatmeal Stout: “Pours a deep ruby color with lightly roasted notes, the flavor mixes roasted malts and a decided smoothness to achieve a very drinkable stout.'’

* Seven Barrel Brewery, West Lebanon: Champion Reserve IPA: “Pours with a hazy, deep golden color and offers strong floral hop aromas. The IPA possesses a zesty hop flavor, with slight, earthy notes and a nice chewy malt character as a balancing point. The beer finishes with a nice, sharp, hoppy exit.''

* Long Trail Brewing Co. Bridgewater Corners: Double Bag: “While I enjoy each of Long Trail's well-built selections, the gloriously malty Double Bag combines the best of German brewing. The strong ale includes a substantial malt base, followed by a healthy dose of noble hops to make a very drinkable, warming beer.'’

* Jasper Murdock's Alehouse, Norwich Inn, Norwich: Jasper Murdock's Private Stock. “This is akin to picking favorites among your children. Tim Wilson's excellent English-style ales are all well-rounded, but the Private Stock is really something special A very limited-edition strong ale made with hops from the Inn's own hop garden, this beer is a wonderful mastery of malt and hops.’’

* Harpoon Brewery, Windsor. 100 Barrel Series: “Brewed on site here at the Windsor facility, these specialty releases are bottled in 22-ounce packages and appear only once. The brewers take turns designing and brewing the beers, which have included a Smoked Porter, Barleywine and Maibock.''

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 14, 2006 11:28 AM
Comments

What, no hint of Chestnut or Elderberry?

Posted by: Bruno at June 14, 2006 12:02 PM

I've had some good stuff out of the Harpoon brewery.

Posted by: Twn at June 14, 2006 12:10 PM

Beer snobs of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your Bud Light!

Posted by: Mike Morley at June 14, 2006 2:11 PM

How about a Utica Club? I was born in Utica, New York.

It claims to be the first beer sold after prohibition.

Posted by: pchuck at June 14, 2006 4:37 PM

Willie Matt was a fraternity brother--get into FX's private stock and you find some good beers.

Posted by: oj at June 14, 2006 4:41 PM
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