Best of Boston

1999 Best Beer

Tremont Bitter

After years of waffling, we’re finally calling a bitter the beer. The Tremont brewers distribute their bitter at only a handful of pubs, including Doyle’s Cafe and Cornwall’s. They shouldn’t be so stingy: It’s phenomenal, a classically crafted English ale. Served cellar-temperature and with noticeably less carbonation than traditional beers, it might not appeal to the casual quaffer. For anyone in search of the perfect pint, though, this is it.