Whatever it is, I know good beer when I taste it, and this is that.
Smash by the Virginia-based Commonwealth Brewing Company is a pink grapefruit, lime, and guava gose ale. Which happens to come in a ravishing can.
For this 10-course celebration that will feature treats like goat stew and roast leg of lamb, we reached out to the local Viking god behind the storied pop-up, JJ Gonson, as well as the brewer and the mead maker who will help gorging parties get appropriately rowdy next weekend.
Enter the holy Mighty Squirrel and its perfectly mellow Peach Smoovy IPA. Somehow even better than the Waltham brewery’s signature Cloud Candy, it’s the most delicious piece of pie I’ve sipped in quite a while.
Instead of trying to get ripped next year, we have some far more sensible ideas for how to improve our city, selves, and community while having loads of fun.
A few other Portuguese/Brazilian dishes include codfish cakes; littlenecks in white wine, garlic, and oil; a “village prego” sandwich that consists of a marinated Portuguese steak on a bulkie roll; tripe stew; grilled octopus; and pork with clams and fried potatoes.
There are far too many breweries and destinations to name in a column (or a book, for that matter), but an obvious starting point is Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton
What’s important is that Bad Decision, despite clocking in at a mere 4.7 percent ABV, does a dangerous enough dance on your tastebuds to remain sexy.