New beer of the month shipment

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about this, but if you’re a beer enthusiast and are consistently looking for new things to try, I can’t stress enough how great the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club is.

For Christmas, my wife got me a three-shipment subscription — spaced out over the span of five months — and it has been an absolute delight. This month’s shipment brought a pair of offerings from the Pennsylvania Brewing Company and Maine’s D.L. Geary Brewing Company — which I could very well be visiting this weekend.

Pennsylvania Brewing’s Overlook IPA proved to be a very pleasant IPA, with a nice balanced flavor followed by a resiny bitterness, while the company’s Kaiser Pilsner was an exceptional representation of what a German pilsner should be: a citrusy-hop flavor with a bit of a floral undertone.

Geary’s Summer Ale was a decent light beer, but the company’s Hampshire Special Ale was an outstanding English strong ale. A rich, almost fruit-like malt sweetness opens before a piney/citrusy hop comes in to balance the brew.

Again, another month, another lovely shipment.

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