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Local beers w/ cranberry?

fullbelly Sep 16, 2008 08:21 AM

Do any local brewers produce a cranberry-flavored beer?

  1. l
    LStaff Sep 16, 2008 10:01 AM

    Not all that local but, Unibroue Ephemere Cranberry is pretty tasty - at least the last time I had it at Redbones (must have been a couple of years ago now) - you may find it in bottles at the better beer stores around town.

    Rock Bottom (Boston) made a cranberry ale last spring.

    Buzzard's Bay made a cranberry lambic last year - may still be bottles left at the brewery?

    Other places (Portsmouth brewery, Cape Cod Brewing) have made cranberry flavored beers in the past, but not on a regular basis.

    1. j
      JWR Sep 16, 2008 08:44 AM

      Whether Sam Adams is a local brewer might be up for debate (since most beers are brewed out of state) but they make a cranberry lambic that is available in their winter mix pack (and at one point in a 22oz bottle). The mix pack probably won't be out for a couple of months (maybe a little less) so it is not going to be available if your looking for something right now.

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        tdaaa Sep 16, 2008 09:30 AM

        IMHO it's terrible anyway... and I love cranberries (5 different types of cranberry sauce at thanksgiving, for example)

        1. re: tdaaa
          noradeirdre Sep 16, 2008 09:38 AM

          I agree! It is the albatross of the winter 12-pack, which we call the 10-pack because the cranberry lambic is practically undrinkable.

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