10 Craft Beers You Have to Try in Boston

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by Dayana Aleksandrova Nov 11, 2015

1. Charles River Porter – Cambridge Brewing Company

Dark and full-bodied, the Porter is your go-to when you crave a fruity undertone and a robust flavor. Here’s the twist: toffee. Bet you didn’t expect that, did you? The Porter will make you feel like a kid trying chocolate for the first time again. A very lucky kid, who can drink delicious, 6% alcohol drinks legally. Cheers!

With love from Boston, drinking #APictureofNectar & #CharlesRiverPorter!

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2. Regatta Golden – Cambridge Brewing Company

The Head of the Charles race is hardly the only regatta bringing folks to Boston. Creamy and spicy, yet light and crisp – how do they even do that! The Regatta is a mouthwatering brew, which would easily appease even the pickiest drinker. Available on tap in the fall, this is the right companion to help you kick back, relax and enjoy the cozy Boston foliage season.

3. The Great Pumpkin Ale – Cambridge Brewing Company

All hail the great ale! This ale prides itself on being the most sought after in its season, as well as being New England’s very first seasonal beer. Talk about a drink with a history, huh! The Ale is made of locally-grown sugar pumpkins and organic barley. Finally, pumpkins being used for something better than certain infamous lattes.

4. Sargent Pepper – Cambridge Brewing Company

CBC’s commander in chief brew, Sargent Pepper, has snagged a few awards for its peppercorn flavor and is reigning supreme on tap, waiting to crush the thirst of both the sophisticated beer connoisseur and the “just surprise me” craft aficionado.

5. High & Mighty – Deep Ellum

Proclaimed the “beer of the gods,” HAM is a smoky rye lager that will have you hooked and feeling powerful just Tom Brady in his glorious return after Deflategate.

Beer of the Gods

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6. Jack’s Abby House Lager – Deep Ellum

If you’re into a beer with a context, then sip on a glass of this local Mass lager. Made with German malt and hops, the brew is sweet and golden with a full, malty body. The best part is that you can enjoy it all year round! If you care to explore the full Jack’s Abby menu, take a weekend trip to Framingham and meet the friendly guys behind this small, award-winning brewery.

7. Boulevard Deep Dive Fresh Hop – Yard House

Fenway is a must see when in Boston, and you’ll most definitely enjoy your visit a little more with a cold glass of this double IPA brewed with “wet centennial hops” in your hand. Knock back a few of those and go join the rowdy, rejoicing Pats fans at the game.

Excite your senses with the #pumpkin, #Oktoberfest and fresh hop beers now on tap!

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8. Sam Adams Fat Jack – Yard House

Get your Fat Jack now, because they’re going quickly! This limited, full-bodied draft beer is a favorite at Yard House. What makes it different than your typical refreshing Sam Adams is the classic pumpkin spice mix.

Fall in love with our fall beers on tap! #oktoberfest #pumpkin #beer

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9. Raging Bitch – Barracuda Tavern

As the name suggests, this Belgian-style IPA will get you going like no other. Bottoms up!

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10. 21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon – The White Horse

Venture into the depths of Allston for a refreshing glass of this watermelon brew. Bonus: the White Horse has a ton of games for bro night (pool and cornhole) plus a private little patio at the back for date night.

Now on tap at the White Horse: 21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon. Come in and enjoy a nice cold pint with us tonight!

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