Beer: New England IPAs
“Consumers have spoken,” and it no longer matters that New England IPAs may never win over India Pale Ale purists, said Jason and Todd Alström in BeerAdvocate. Hazy, juicy NEIPAs keep drawing crowds that camp out to score any top Northeastern producer’s new batch, and elsewhere, brewers are “jumping on the bandwagon at an incredible pace.” Here are three worthy of the chase:
Heady Topper Insiders no longer flip for the Vermont beer that started it all, but it’s as wonderful as ever, said The Boston Globe, tasting of grapefruit rind and smelling like pine needles and cut grass.
Yojo IPA Easily our region’s beer of 2016, said the Sacramento Bee, this delicious IPA has made the brewery Moonraker an overnight sensation.
M-43 This IPA saved Michigan’s Old Nation brewery last year, said the Detroit Free Press. It combines citrus-pineapple flavors with a “pillowy” mouthfeel. ■