Best of Boston

2011 Best Beer, Locally Made

Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project

Talk about microbrewing: This Somerville-based enterprise was founded by husband-and-wife team Dann and Martha Paquette, and now employs all of four people to meet an ever-growing demand. Pretty Things’ masterful ales are made in tiny batches, with each bottle and keg numbered (and slightly different from the next); the Paquettes even design their own labels. Restaurants and shops can’t get enough of Jack D’Or, a dry saison with a touch of hops; or Baby Tree, a quad made with plums.