Bottoms Up: Four Local German-Style Craft Beers
Celebrate Oktoberfestâ€”and the local craft-beer sceneâ€”with these German-style suds.
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The Beer:Â Fumata Nera
The Brewery:Â High & Mighty
Each fall, this Holyoke company crafts a smoky take on a Schwarzbier, or black lager. The signature flavor comes from smoked malt thatâ€™s sourced from Bamberg, Germany.
The Beer:Â Ever Weisse
The Brewery: Night Shift
This brand-new wheat beer for autumn is available only at the Everett brewery. Make the trek, though, and youâ€™ll be rewarded with a fruity, sour, rose-colored, Berliner-style Weissbier thatâ€™s been aged with strawberries, kiwi, and hibiscus flowers.
The Beer:Â Rising Sun
The Brewery:Â Slumbrew
Made in Somerville, this beer is an excellent introduction to Dampfbier, an obscure brew with heaps of malt (a mix of barley, Pilsen, and caramel malts, to be exact), a red hue, and a warming, spiced finish.
The Beer:Â Polotmavy
The Brewery:Â Notch Brewing
While this amber lager is technically a Czech beer, itâ€™s brewed in the MĂ¤rzen (or Oktoberfest) style, with a drier, more-bitter character to please hop heads.
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