“I’m glad I didn’t judge this book by its green exterior.”
Further New England IPA
Progression Brewing (Northampton)
In a time when we are barely speaking with conservative friends and family members, who the hell are we to turn away a four-pack from the Pioneer Valley-based Progression Brewing (hey, it sounds enough like progressive)?
Hardly a handsome label on it, I’m glad I didn’t judge this book by its green exterior. Greenish-orange would be more appropriate, since these Simcoe hops sent me straight for the tropics.
I want to swim in this stuff, strip down to my ass and sit in a bathtub full of it. Crisp and clean, layer upon layer of sweet-bitter-sweet teasers and pleasers, I could drink a dozen of these.
Over the span of next weekend, I probably will.
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