Hickey’s 5 Top Beers of Summer

Hickey’s 5 Top Beers of Summer

With over 600 craft beers to choose from, your probably wondering what to try next.  Here’s our list of the “Top Five” selling craft brews for the month of June. I’ve included the brewer’s notes on each to give you their interpretation the beer – see if they meet your expectations.  Maybe you’ll even find a new summer favorite!  Cheers

summerbeer2016Jack’s Abby Hoponious Union: This lager harmoniously combines lager yeast fermentation and west coast IPA hops. Its India style Pale Lager is like a traditional IPA but with a twist – it’s fermented cold and aged for extended periods. A blend of classic American hops creates a huge tropical fruit and citrusy hop aroma. A dry finish accentuates the pleasant bitterness and hop profile. Hoponious Union uses locally grown dehulled spelt from MA.

Dogfish Head 60 Minute: 60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped — more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. (Getting a vibe of where the name came from?) 60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character; it’s the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts!

Kona Big Wave Golden Ale: Big Wave is a lighter bodied golden ale with a tropical hop aroma and flavor – a smooth, easy drinking refreshing ale. The use of caramel malt contributes to the golden hue of this beer and our special blend of hops provides bright quenching finish.

Wachusett Blueberry Ale: The slight aroma of blueberry is balanced by a subtle flavor that gets fermented into this delicious wheat ale. It’s the perfect, refreshing beer for any season.

Newburyport Greenhead IPA: An assertive and hoppy west coast-style India Pale Ale. Bright hop aromas and flavors fade to a brief, smooth malt undertone and a clean, crisp, slightly bitter finish. This beer is brewed to bite you back!