Buzzards Bay Brewing - Buzzards Bay Pale Ale

Buzzards Bay Brewing - Buzzards Bay Pale Ale

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Buzzards Bay Brewing - Buzzards Bay Pale Ale

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  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs):

  • Serving Temperature:

    40-45° F
  • Suggested Glassware:

    Pint Glass or Mug (clear)
  • Malts:

    Pale, Caramel
  • Hops:

    Magnum, East Kent Goldings
This Pale Ale has been crafted to emulate the finest English pub ale. Truth be told, it’s somewhere between an English Pale Ale and an Extra Special Bitter. Look for floral hops and very juicy malt scents, quite like apple and caramel. Expect a gentle spice from the EKG hops, as they deftly balance the sweet caramel and fruity malts. Bitterness quickly comes in afterwards to wipe away the fruitier tones and leaves the palate dry and clean, ready for another sip as notes of cereal and biscuit surface toward the back, fading as the bitter Magnum hops again take over. Everything an English Pub Ale should be. A great partner with fried calamari and clams.
Who would have guessed? Turns out that in the 1800s Massachusetts held the reputation of growing some of the finest hops in the world. Buzzards Bay Brewing is based in the heart of a southeastern Massachusetts farming community where they use a portion of their 140 acres to grow hops, barley, and pumpkins for their ales and lagers. They make it no secret that they’re seeking to reclaim that long forgotten reputation as a hop-growing heaven for their state. Sometime after discovering underground water springs on their property, the family owned and operated brewery started creating their beery nectars. By winter of 1998, just five months after they began brewing, they were producing 3,000 gallons of ale a day. The Russells brew, bottle, and package all of their microbrews at their farm brewery. Not only are they experts in the realm of brewing, but they’re also acclaimed vintners and grape-growers. Their sister Vineyard and Winery, Westport Rivers, is well-known throughout Massachusetts. We truly enjoyed all the beers we sampled from Buzzards Bay—from their Golden Ale to their Dortmunder Lager to the Pale and Stock Ales we’re featuring. If you can get your hands on anything from this farm-brewery—buy it! They’ve got a great repertoire of quality beers. For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (508) 636-2288 or check out their web site at
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