1..2..3..Chug! Newburyport Pale has everything you’re looking for in a great Pale Ale. Good medium body and a lot of carbonation that doesn’t overpower the brew. Light ABV at 5.5% so you can rip through a 6-pack at a cookout and not lose any friends by doing anything too stupid
How Much: 8
This is one of the best values I can find when I’m in the mood for a good beer that I can have a lot of. It can be found in MA and a few surrounding areas for $9.99 per 6-pack
Where do I start? This little known gem has been one of the best finds for me in a long time. Newburyport Pale Ale is far from you average pale ale. Sure, it has the characteristics, nice light color, solid carbonation, and a fairly low ABV, but holy balls do they pack the flavor into this beer. It’s got an amazingly sweet sugary malt backbone with a huge hit of hops for a beer falling under the label of “pale ale”. It’s more like an IPA, but isn’t going to knock you out or make the beer novice shy away. I find myself picking up this sixer whenever I know I want to have a few beers and really really enjoy them. Stamp it!
Newburyport isn’t really distributing that far outside of Newburyport, MA. I’m lucky enough to be nearby in Boston. Suck it
Overall Rating: 8.8
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