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New England Beers

FEATURED ITEM: New England Beers

There’s no better way to celebrate the Patriots victory in the Super Bowl than cold, local beer!

Find these beers and more in Roche Bros.’ Downtown Crossing,  Marshfield, Sudbury, Westwood, West Roxbury,  and Wellesley stores:

Sam Adams Rebel IPA: A Boston-brewed beer, Rebel IPA is Sam Adams’ first West Coast style IPA from the same brewers that started a craft beer revolution in 1984. This style of beer is known for a stronger hops flavor complemented by a subtle malt flavor, with a very dry finish.

Harpoon IPA & Winter Warmer: Crafted in Boston and Windsor, VT, Harpoon IPA is floral, hoppy and beautifully balanced: a distinctly New England-style IPA. Harpoon Winter Warmer was the first seasonal beer the company brewed. Cinnamon and nutmeg dominate the aroma, and the taste is a rich combination of the holiday spices and the hearty malt backbone, with a mildly sweet finish enhanced by lingering spice.

Jack’s Abby Lagers: Founded in 2011 by the three Hendler brothers, Jack, Eric, and Sam, Jack’s Abby Brewing of Framingham, specializes in lagers. Fewer breweries produce lagers because the fermentation process takes about three times as long. Lagers have a crisp, clean flavor that can only come from the lagering process. The bottom fermenting yeast of lagers creates a robust beer with a flavor profile that can easily go toe-to-toe with any ale.

Long Trail Beer: Handcrafted in Vermont, Long Trail Ale is embarking on its 25th year. While the labels have changed a bit over time, the bottles are still filled with the same award-winning, handcrafted beer brewed with the finest ingredients and Vermont’s best water. Try seasonal sampler for the game!

Spencer Trappist Ale: Brewed by the monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey, Spencer Trappist Ale is the first and only certified Trappist beer made in the United States. Trappist communities observe the counsel of the Rule of St. Benedict, a 6th century guide for monastic life, that stresses the importance of ora et labora or “pray and work.” Monks are encouraged to be self-supportive and offer charitable assistance to others by producing and selling goods to the public. Their recipe was inspired by the traditional refectory ales known as patersbier (“fathers’ beer” in Flemish) in Belgium. These sessionable beers are brewed by the monks for their dinner table and are typically only available at the monastery. Spencer is a full-bodied, golden-hued ale with fruity accents, a dry finish and light hop bitterness. The beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized, preserving live yeast that naturally carbonates the beer in the bottle and keg and contributes to the beer flavor and aroma.