Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >
Sep 16, 2008 08:21 AM

Local beers w/ cranberry?

Do any local brewers produce a cranberry-flavored beer?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. 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.

    2 Replies
    1. re: JWR

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

      1. re: tdaaa

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

    2. 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.