Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass, Tumbler or Mug (clear)
Malts: Pale, Caramel, Black Patent
Hops: Magnum, Mount Hood (dry hopped with Liberty hops)
Yes, the rumors are indeed true… This batch of Stock Ale has been specially prepared for inclusion in your monthly shipment. Now, how’s that for farm-fresh beer! The last time it was made was some time last year, and when we asked if we could feature the 2005 vintage of this seasonal brew, the folks at Buzzards Bay Brewing were happy to oblige. We found this very fresh beer to be pleasantly imbued with floral hop aromas atop a solidly sweet molasses nose. Very rich and smooth caramel notes dominate, but are nicely balanced by lightly bitter hop influences. Recommended with roasted pork loin or Mexican chicken molé.
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 www.buzzardsbrew.com.
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