Best of Boston

1997 Best Beer

Tremont Ale

A classic pale ale—vaguely sweet, distinctly hopped, and tinged a deep shade of copper—this is the flagship brew of tiny Atlantic Coast Brewing, more commonly known as Tremont Brewery, in Charlestown. The really cool part? After years as a tap-only product, Tremont is finally, thankfully, in bottles available at finer packies everywhere. For a by-the-pint-only treat, look for Tremont’s cask-conditioned best bitter of IPA, stocked in small batches at select bars such as Doyle’s in Jamaica Plain.