Everyone who’s spent a summer in Maine knows that there are times, despite how still you are and how much shade you are under, you just can’t help but be overwhelmed by the heat. It’s too hot for going outside, it’s too hot for working, and sometimes it is even too hot for drinking hoppy beer.
Despite the ability of hops to contribute juicy flavors, hop-forward beers hit their limit on the hottest of summer days. The pine-like tastes can come off as sticky, and the lingering bitterness – in other weather thought of as a positive – can leave you far from refreshed, if you’re looking for your thirst to be satisfied. On the hottest days of Maine’s summer weather, it is time to look
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