If you’re a resident of Rhode Island, then the term ‘Rhody Beer’ would certainly remind you of that distinct flavor that a beer made in the Ocean State would always have. There’s a reason why beers crafted in this state are special, not only does Rhode Island have a rich history of crafting the finest beers, it also has around 375 years of history of beer making and delivering something unique to the beer thirsty world. Let us examine some of the favorite beers to have come out of Rhode Island:
5. The Stalk:
Brewed by Proclamation Ale Company, the Stalk is a beer that is a cult favorite in Rhode Island. The beer comes in a cloudy gold color with a touch of sublime haziness on top of an aroma that is well-suited for all type of preferences. The Stalk is primarily a beer having flavors that can be characterized as having a tinge of citrus. Having an alcohol concentration of 8.60% the Stalk is a beer that should always be in your fridge for all type of occasions.
4. Captain’s Daughter:
Currently rated as the best beer of Rhode Island, the Captain’s Daughter is indeed a must try for anyone who’s trying to get a taste of Rhode Island’s finest beer. The essence of this beer comes out of its brewing process as it’s brewed with high-quality pilsner malt and flaked oats. The best part about the Captain’s Daughter is that you always discover something new, whether it’s an improvement in the aroma or the taste.
Galaxy continues the great work Proclamation Ale Company is doing for beer lovers in Rhode Island. Galaxy is brewed in such a way that the maximum flavor and aroma is obtained through the hops, Amarillo and Citra. The best thing about Galaxy is that it almost feels like it is bursting with citrus juices and tropical fruit aroma.
The name of the beer pretty much tells about what it’ll offer, the mosaic is a supreme combination of a wide variety of brewing ingredients which include raw hops, citrusy flavors and stone fruits. The aroma represents the typical taste of beers from Rhode Island. Due to the usage of raw hops the taste of the Mosaic is very much spicy or maybe sour due to the citrus flavors.
1. Narragansett Bock:
A favorite of Rhode Island is the Narragansett Bock, hopped with Northern Brewers and Hallertau hops the Narragansett Bock wouldn’t be consider as a typical Rhody beer but still it gives you something unique. The very taste of the beer gives your taste buds a creamy sensation and an aroma that you’ll remember for quite some time.
Beers out of Rhode Island are widely recognized not just in the U.S but also all over the world.
This is simply one man's opinion, what is YOUR favorite Rhody brew?
There has been an explosion of quality craft beers all over America in recent years. New England is no different. Today we’re going to talk about some beers that you should certainly try. These are the ones that you should break your neck to get a hold of. They also make great gifts for any beer lover you may know.
The first brew we’re going to talk about is Hoponius Union by Jack's Abby Brewing. This is actually an American pale lager. This has all the characteristics that you love about lagers and IPAs. Which means it has a smooth crisp flavor. Along with a distinctly hoppy aftertaste. It’s truly the best of both worlds. Some may compare it to Magic Hat Dream Machine IPL. It certainly is one to try just for the oddity of the style.
The next beer we’re going to talk about is Everett Porter by Hill Farmstead Brewery. This very well could be the best porter you’ll ever have. It’s one that you certainly want to work at trying to find. It has a deep rich dark flavor that’s characteristic with a porter. Along with a balance that tells you right away this beer was brewed by professionals.
MO by Maine Beer Company is the next beer we’re going to tap. This one is a bit pricey. It’s an amber American pale ale. It can cost upwards of 7 to 8 dollars per bottle. Not exactly the beer for anyone on a budget. It’s certainly worth buying and saving for a special occasion. It has a subtle malt flavor to balance out the hops. A must try for anyone that loves the style. You’ll find yourself wishing you bought two.
Then there’s the one and only Heady Topper by The Alchemist. A beer that’s almost impossible to get your hands on. You’ll pay a hefty price for it if you can. Just how much? The sky is the limit. It’s crazy just how expensive this beer has become. The only thing that remotely resembles the price frenzy was Coors Banquet back in the 70’s. It’s said to have went for the equivalent of 60 dollars per case back then.
Just how expensive is Heady Topper? Some four packs are going for as high as 50 dollars. Don’t clean your glasses. You’re not reading a typo. It really is that expensive. Is it worth it? It’s truly one of the best beers in the entire world. You’ll fall in love with it right away. Your wallet won’t. This is one of those beers that you always dream of receiving as a gift. That way you don’t have to break down and buy it yourself.
There you have a cross section of the beers you should look for in New England. Crack open a cold one and enjoy yourself. That’s what the suds were meant for. Drink the best beer you can. The quality of your life will always be determined by the quality of beer you’re drinking.
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