Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Craft Beer Cellar Advent Beer Day 11

Today's Advent gift is Hoponius Union from local brewery Jack's Abby in Framingham. This is quite an unusual departure from the ordinary. It's an IPL, or Indian Pale Lager. Lagers are known for smooth, clean flavors, while the traditional IPA (as in ale) is known for kick-in-the-pants aggressiveness. The marriage lets the bitterness and hop flavors stand out more. It works well, but with a less creamy mouth feel than a typical IPA.

Thank you Craft Beer Cellar for making me a more educated beer drinker.


  1. Interesting coincidence yesterday