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This month's selection is actually really interesting for us. We're based out of Boston so a couple of these beers are very local to us. What makes them special though is that Buzzards Bay Brewing Co, is not longer making beer. So the beer we got is some of the last to leave the factory. This is great beer, really great beer and we're sad to see it go. For those who are already members of this club you got a nice treat here. For those who aren't this is a really good example of the type of cool beer you might get to try. 

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Tallgrass Brewing Company IPA

Appearance: Medium copper colored. Not too light, or too dark for an IPA. Fluffy white head.

Smell: Light hops, but not too many other strong aromas. Tropical fruit hops with just enough malt sweetness.

Taste: Oh wow! This is really good! Just enough bitterness to be a serious American IPA, but the real story is really great hop flavor! This is a really tasty IPA that you should check out!

Tallgrass Brewing Company Ale

Appearance: Brown with red hues, but definitely more towards brown. Bone colored head that quickly disappears.

Smell: Mild sweetness with a bit of malt aromas and just a hint of cocoa.

Taste: Sweet maltiness up front, but the beer ends in dry chocolate flavor. Definitely unexpected! This is a good, and quite drinkable, brown ale that we would be great to drink multiples of while out camping.

Buzzards Bay Alt Bier

Appearance: Deep copper color and white head. Everyone agreed that it looks like what people used to expect beer to look like. That's good!

Smell: Mild malt... not much else, it smells like beer.

Taste: Beer. This tastes just like a really good, smooth, easy drinking beer. We mean this in the best way possible. This is a great subtle lager that we would love to have more of! We're in luck that we live quite near to Buzzards Bay Brewery but, unfortunately, they are shutting down the brand. Buzzards Bay will be missed, but great selection by Gourmet Monthly Clubs in getting this lager out to the public!

Buzzards Bay Brewing Black Lager

Appearance: Dark, but clear, brown beer with a strangely white head.

Smell: Smells quite nutty! On top of the nuttiness you get some lightly roasted malt.

Taste: Crisp, light on the palette, but dark and roasty lager. Slight nuttiness in the flavor. Having this and the Alt Bier just makes us sad, though, because Buzzards Bay is shutting down. They made some of the best lagers in New England... actually, we'll go out on a limb and say they made some of the best lagers in the country! This was a great brewery and we'll be sad to see it go. Members of Gourmet Monthly Club are lucky to have tried this before they closed!