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Beer of the Month — Cambridge Amber

Cambridge Brewing Company

The Beer of the Month for February is the Cambridge Brewing Company’s Cambridge Amber. CBC describes the beer as “well balanced, medium-bodied, with a deep amber-red color, this beer’s complex palate covers all the bases. A malty caramel sweetness is followed by notes of chocolate and a dry, slightly roasty finish, complemented by a touch of fruity, spicy hops.” The malty caramel sweetness bit fits the bill in my eyes. At 4.7% ABV this beer isn’t particularly strong, but certainly is not lacking for flavor. It could be a bit tough to find this brew outside of the Boston area, but if you get a chance to try it jump on it. Better yet, check out the brewery — it’s in Kendall Square in, well, Cambridge.

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Beer of the Month — Pretty Things Jack D’Or

Pretty Things Jack D'or

The Beer of the Month for December is Pretty Things Jack D’Or “Saison Americain.” The brewers refer to this beer as “a simple table beer” — they didn’t brew it in any particular style. It’s local, as it’s brewed in Westport, Massachusetts, and was recently voted as one of 50 beers you need to try before you die by GQ magazine. It’s tough the describe the flavor — to me in tastes like a mixture of a wheat beer, a hefeweizen, and juicy fruit. At 6.5% abv it’s got some kick and comes with a crazy label. What’s not to love?

Happy New Year’s Eve all. Drink champagne tonight.

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Beer of the Month — Troegs Mad Elf Ale

Troegs Mad Elf Ale -- Beer of the MonthThe Beer of the Month for November is Troegs Mad Elf Ale — while this beer naturally seems like in should be the Beer of the Month for December, I’ve chosen to highlight in a month in advance so that you can actually enjoy it leading up to the holidays. The beer is brewed by the Troegs Brewing company out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Thank you to a Mr. Timothy Eckert for the recommendation.

So the details: At 11% abv, this beer is strong and guaranteed to keep you warm this winter. It falls under the festive, fruity beers category (which I typically despise), but this one is pretty damn good and is in the spirit of the season (Christmas rules). The beer is dark red in color and has flavors of “cherry, honey, and chocolate malts.” That sounds about right to me. Check it out right after the spiked eggnog.

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Beer of the Month — Dogfish Head 90-minute IPA

Dogfish Head 90-Minute IPA

The Beer of the Month for October is Dogfish Head’s 90-minute IPA. The Dogfish Head brewery is located in Delaware, and puts out a large range of craft beers. This is one of their best. As the weather turns cold here in New England, this represents are first real move towards a heavier, more flavorful beer. Although this beer is pricey and generally sells in 4-packs, it’s sure to keep you warm at 9% alcohol. For a beer this strong, the 90-minute IPA manages to have a delicious flavor without being overpowering like so many other IPAs. Kudos to my roommate Alan, who shared one with me this past week. Check it out.

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Can You Provide a Caption?

The Great Wall of China

Yes, that’s the Great Wall of China. Make me laugh.

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