Much like last year, I celebrated American Craft Beer Week. This year I tried to keep it to local beers (local being defined as New England) and, with one exception, I was successful.
Monday was a Haverhill Brewery HaverAle, a cream ale brewed in Haverhill, MA.
I love the pin-ups on all of Haverhill Brewery’s beers!
Tuesday was an Allagash White, a Belgian-style wheat beer brewed in Portland, ME. It is also my favorite beer of all time.
Wednesday was a Rogue Mocha Porter from Ashland, OR – the non-local beer of the week.
And now I have to apologize. On Thursday I downloaded the Hipstamatic, ShakeItPhoto and SwankoLab apps for my iPhone and, as I am with any new toy(s), I am totally obsessed!
Thursday was a Gritty McDuff’s Red Claws Ale, an American amber ale brewed in Freeport, ME.
Friday was a Woodstock Inn Brewery’s Pig’s Ear Brown Ale brewed in Woodstock, NH and enjoyed at Heather and Justin’s rehearsal dinner.
Saturday was a Tuckerman Brewing Company Pale Ale brewed in Conway, NH.
Sunday was a John Thomas Red brewed by the Manchester Brewing Company in Concord, NH.
So there you have it; a week of local(ish) craft beers. One of my favorite parts of American Craft Beer Week is that I try new beers – this year they were the end of week beers: the Red Claws Ale, Pig’s Ear, Tuckerman, and John Thomas. I can’t wait til next year!