Fill It or Spill It

Jack D’Or

In Massachusetts on June 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I first found out about the Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project at a beerfest, but don’t ask which one (too many delicious beers).  I had never heard of it before then, but I really enjoyed the beer.  A little background, Pretty Things is not a brewery, but they are tenant brewers, which is not the same as contract brewing.  The difference is as tenant brewers they do all the work.  If you are interested, check out their website for more on their project.

This beer poured a pale, yellow color and had good carbonation to it.  It had head that was very sudsy and fizzy (that felt like a cute sentence).  The head had good retention and slowly dissipated.  The ABV on this one was 6.5%, so a bomber that could be easily enjoyed.

The aroma was quite spicy.  There was a good mix of yeast undertones accompanied by some citrusy hop notes.  It was a very crisp and clean smelling.

The first sip is like the aroma, nice and spicy.  The citrus brings some freshness to the beer that is balanced out by the bitter finish.  The finish is pretty long-lasting and that bitterness lasts for quite a bit….in a good way.  This had a light body, so add that to the manageable ABV and you have a beer that you can hang out with for quite a while.

Verdict: Fill It!  I was a big fan of this beer when I came across it at the beerfest and just as big of a fan out of the bottle.  This beer good for beating the heat, so if you are outdoors just chillin be sure to grab one.  Pretty Beers makes other beers I’m looking forward to trying.  I have not yet found any in my immediate area, but they are on my radar.  They should be on you radar too.  Cheers!

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