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99 Bottles of Beer

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Runa Bianca

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Birrificio Montegioco (Italy)
$21.99 for 25 oz.
Type: Witbier
Tasting notes: “This beer has an almost Champagne-like quality that is light and refreshing, with orange, wheat, and coriander flavors. It’s a great accompaniment for a picnic in the park, but break out the wineglasses.”
— Renee Esposito, co-owner Breukkelen Bier Merchants
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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

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Weihenstephan (Germany)
$2.49 for 11.2 oz.
Type: Hefeweizen
Tasting notes: “This is a summer classic from the oldest brewery in the world, situated in Freising, Germany. It’s a refreshing, cloudy Weissbier with flavors of banana, clove, and wheat. The smell is as great as the taste.”
—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
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Prima Pils

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Victory Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)
$2.49 for 12 oz.
Type: German Pilsner
Tasting notes: “Just the right delicate balance of bready German malt and grassy European hops. A world-class pilsner for hop-heads, and a great companion at any barbecue.”
—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
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Scrimshaw Pilsner

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North Coast Brewing Co. (California)
$2.79 for 12 oz.
Type: German Pilsner
Tasting notes: “Clean and crisp, with subtle notes of lemon zest and a subtle hop character. Absolutely thirst-quenching!”
—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants

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Valeir Blond

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Brouwerij Contreras (Belgium)
$5.29 for 11.2 oz.
Type: Belgian Pale Ale
Tasting notes: “The taste is delicate, with a slight citrus character, some honey, and a light spice. This is a complex beer, but it’s highly drinkable at the same time—always a good thing.”
—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale

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Peak Organic Brewing Company (Maine)
$2.49 for 12 oz.
Type: American Pale Wheat Ale
Tasting notes: “Notes of honey, wheat, and citrus, along with earthy tones. It’s light, with lots of flavor.”
—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants

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Smuttynose Star Island Single

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Smuttynose Brewing Company (New Hampshire)
$2.29 for 12 oz.
Type: Belgian Pale Ale
Tasting notes: “Flavors of wheat, coriander, lemongrass, and spices, with semi-grainy malt.”
—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
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Allagash White

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Allagash Brewing Company (Maine)
$3.29 for 12 oz.
Type: Witbier
Tasting notes: “Spicy and yeasty, with notes of orange, coriander, lemon, and wheat. The flavors are in excellent proportion to each other.”
—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants

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Whale's Tale Pale Ale

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Cisco Brewers (Massachusetts)
$2.29 for 12 oz.
Type: English Pale Ale
Tasting notes: “Bitter hops and malt up front, followed by a fruity sweetness; the malt and hops are paired nicely. This has a great carbonation level as well.”
—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
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Boon Kriek

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Brouwerij Boon (Belgium)
$14.99 for 25 oz.
Type: Lambic
Tasting notes: “Sweet and tart—a fresh cherry flavor, along with subtle hints of raspberries and vanilla oak creeping in. Great with dinner and dessert or a picnic in the park.”
—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
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De Troch Lambrucha

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Brouwerij De Troch (Belgium)
$19 for 25 oz.
Type: Sour Ale
Tasting notes: “This is a light, refreshing Belgian beer that mixes two living yeast products to create a unique sour taste. Kombucha tea and a blend of Lambics give it a tart flavor, with a not-so-subtle wild yeast-spice finish.”
—Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
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Éphémère Apple

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Unibroue (Canada)
$7 for 12 oz.
Type: Fruit Beer
Tasting notes: “This crisp beer has scents and notes of fresh apples.”
—Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
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Torbata

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Almond ’22 (Italy)
$13 for 12 oz.
Type: Barley Wine
Tasting notes: “A heavier, conditioned beer with spices, honey, and raw cane sugar. Good for sipping, as it has a smoky flavor similar to whiskey.”
—Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen

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Brauerei Heller-Trum (Germany)
$10 for 17 oz.
Type: Smoked
Tasting notes: “This beer is brewed with Original Smoke malt. The strong scent of smoke makes it a fun summer beer for a beachside campfire or barbecue.”
—Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
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Stoudts Pils

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Stoudts Brewing Co. (Pennsylvania)
$7 for 12 oz.
Type: German Pilsner
Tasting notes: “A dry lager with a big hop character and a smooth finish. The refreshing bitterness is perfect for a hot day.”
—Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
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Urthel Saisonniere

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De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Belgium)
$9.50 for 12 oz.
Type: Belgian Ale
Tasting notes: “A crisp blond ale with flavors of sweet malts, citrus, and light spice.”
—Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
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Hitachino Nest White Ale

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Kiuchi Brewery (Japan)
$8 for 12 oz.
Type: Belgian Witbier
Tasting notes: “This traditional Belgian-style white includes notes of nutmeg, coriander, and orange peel. Very crisp and refreshing.”
—Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
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Hennepin

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Ommegang (New York)
$7 for 12 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “A semi-sour and hoppy farmhouse ale. This beer is very crisp with a delicate finish.”
—Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man


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St. Louis Pêche

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Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. (Belgium)
$9.50 for 12 oz.
Type: Fruit Beer
Tasting notes: “A fruit beer with a light body and fresh peach aroma and flavors.”
—Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man

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Georg Schneider’s Wiesen Edel-Weisse

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Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn (Germany)
$9 for 17 oz.
Type: Hefeweizen
Tasting notes: “Organic beer with notes of banana and cloves. Refreshing, with a big, fluffy head.”
—Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
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Meteor Grand Malt

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Meteor (France)
$1.59 for 8.45 oz.
Type: Pale Lager
Tasting notes: “Light-bodied, with a honey sweetness.”
—Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company
 
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Karma

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Avery Brewing Company (Colorado)
$1.79 for a 12 oz.
Type: Belgian Pale Ale
Tasting notes: “Avery is one of the best breweries in America, hands down. Karma is my favorite of their seasonal beers, a decidedly fruity ale with an intricate body and nose, all driven by a unique Belgian yeast strain. Beautiful copper hue, refreshing and savory all at once.”
—Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company
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Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale

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Atlantic Brewing Company (Maine)
$1.59 for 12 oz.
Type: Fruit beer
Tasting notes: “The original blueberry ale: Any other blueberry beer you have ever tried is trying to emulate this beer, and none are as good. As a person who doesn’t usually enjoy fruit beer, this one is a great exception, with a fantastic aroma. It’s like an English mild ale with blueberries. Mild and malty, but not sweet.”
—Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company
 
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Cottrell Old Yankee Ale

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Cottrell Brewing Co. (Connecticut)
$1.40 for 12 oz.
Type: Pale Ale
Tasting notes: “A medium-bodied, American amber ale that has a great up-front malt taste and a refreshing hop finish. Excellently crafted, and so approachable. Try it with barbecue for a sweet-and-salty combo.”
—Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company
 
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Penn Pilsner

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Pennsylvania Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)
$2.09 for 12 oz.
Type: Pilsner
Tasting notes: “This was the gold-medal champion for German-style pilsner at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, the most prestigious beer competition in the nation. Crisp and bitter, dry finish, straw golden in color; it’s appealing to pedestrian and craft-beer drinkers alike. It’s blue-collar Pittsburgh all the way, but crafty!”
—Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company
 
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Organic E.S.B.

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Lakefront Brewery (Wisconsin)
$1.59 for 12 oz.
Type: Extra Special Bitter
Tasting notes: “Pours a brilliant amber with a nice off-white head. Organic Saphir hops lend a citrusy bite to the malty flavor to yield a very refreshing taste. This is one of the few beers in the world brewed using 100 percent certified organic ingredients, including the hops. It’s malty like an IPA but has a far more subdued bitterness.”
—Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company
 
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Penn Weizen

Pennsylvania Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)
$2.09 for 12 oz.
Type: Hefeweizen
Tasting notes: “This German-style wheat beer is superior to most of the imports that arrive from the Fatherland. It’s been rated one of the best wheat beers made in the U.S. for years now. Great pronounced clove flavor; hazy, refreshing, and flavorful. This ain’t thin, bland white beer.”
—Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company
 
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White Beer

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Lakefront Brewery (Wisconsin)
$1.59 for 12 oz.
Type: Witbier
Tasting notes: “A great, delicate beer for a warm summer day. The nose is yeasty, with a light aroma of fruit and spice. This beer is crisp and refreshing, with the wheat malt supplying a full, somewhat sweet background to the orange and coriander flavor. Spritzy carbonation lifts the sweetness to lend a crisp finish.”
—Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company

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Cucapá Honey

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Cucapá Brewing Company (Mexico)
$2 for 12 oz.; $11 for six-pack
Type: Blonde Ale
Tasting notes: “A great, light beer for summer, with a honey aftertaste.”
—Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors
  
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Summertime

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Goose Island Beer Co. (Illinois)
$9.95 for six-pack
Type: Kölsch
Tasting notes: “A super-refreshing, easy-to-drink beer.”
—Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors
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White Rascal

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Avery Brewing Company (Colorado)
$2 for 12 oz.; $11 for six-pack
Type: White Ale
Tasting notes: “A refreshing white ale.”
—Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors

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Blanche De Chambly

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Unibroue (Canada)
$7 for 25 oz.
Type: White Ale
Tasting notes: “A super-light beer.”
—Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors

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Weizentea

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Grado Plato (Italy)
$12 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Ale mixed with tea
Tasting notes: “A light tea aftertaste; great for hot days.”
—Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors

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Givre Vintage 2007 Ice Cider

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Domaine Familial Louis Dupont (France)
$24.95 for 12.7 oz.
Type: Ice Cider
Tasting notes: “It has that apple-cider taste, so it definitely falls to cider lovers, but it’s great for the summer.”
—Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors

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Tuatara Bohemian Pilsner

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Tuatara Brewing Co. (New Zealand)
$3.95 for 11.2 oz.
Type: Pilsner
Tasting notes: “A pilsner beer with a bitter finish.”
—Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors

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Cascade Kriek Ale

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Cascade Brewing (Oregon)
$15.75 for 25 oz.
Type: Fruit Beer
Tasting notes: “A whole Bing-and-sour-cherry-pie taste—pretty awesome.”
—Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors

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Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse

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Brooklyn Brewery (New York)
$4.25 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Weizenbock
Tasting notes: “A light, creamy, lemon-citrus taste.”
—Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors

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Banana Bread Beer

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Wells & Young’s (England)
$5.25 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Fruit Beer
Tasting notes: “A great banana aftertaste.”
—Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors

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Moa Original

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Moa Brewing Company (New Zealand)
$7 for 25 oz.
Type: German Pilsner
Tasting notes: “Very light and refreshing; a great barbecue beer.”
—Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors

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Wanderlust

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Wandering Aengus Ciderworks (Oregon)
$8 for 22 oz.
Type: Cider
Tasting notes: “Nicely balanced; not too sweet, dry, or spicy; a refreshing summer cider.”
—Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery
 
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Evil Twin Disco Beer

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Evil Twin Brewing (Denmark)
$8 for 11.2 oz.
Type: Danish Ale blended with 10 percent Chardonnay
Tasting notes: “Flavors of toasty oak, malty sweetness, and hoppy citrus, with a bite. A fun time waiting to happen.”
—Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery
  
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Good Harbor Golden Ale

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Leelanau Brewing Company (Michigan)
$15 for 25.4 oz.
Type: Bière de Garde
Tasting notes: “Sour, puckery, and crisp. This will wake you up from a hot-weather daze.”
—Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery
  
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Field Mouse's Farewell

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Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project (Massachusetts)
$10 for 22 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “A big medley of grains — most notably rye, which has a hoppy bite.”
—Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery
  
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Thiriez Extra

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Brasserie Thiriez (France)
$15 for 25.4 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “Rich, hoppy, and deeply flavorful, but still drinkable.”
—Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery
  
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Nøgne Ø Saison

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Nøgne Ø (Norway)
$10 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “Notes of crystal hops, wheat, and lager malt. A rather light saison; smooth all around. Definitely a thirst quencher.”
—Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery
   

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Ise Kadoya Genmai Ale

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Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. (Japan)
$10 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Brown Ale
Tasting notes: “A break from the norm: an ale made with roasted brown rice.”
—Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery

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Saphir Weiss

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Mahr’s Bräu (Germany)
$6 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Hefeweizen
Tasting notes: “A fruity wheat beer that uses Saphir hops. Super-tasty — a classic German wheat beer.”
—Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery

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Of Love & Regret

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales (Maryland)
$6 for 11.2 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “A Belgian saison ale brewed with flowers and herbs. It has a very complex, light body. If you enjoy heavy herbs and floral, spiced brews, give this one a shot.”
—Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery
 
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Mönchshof Schwarzbier

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Kulmbacher Brauerei (Germany)
$5 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Schwarzbier
Tasting notes: “For those who want a dark beer in the summertime, here’s an alluring ‘black pilsner.’ It’s light-bodied, with flowery hops and roasted barley, creating a hint of chocolate goodness. Pairs well with barbecue.”
—Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery
  
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1809 Berliner Weisse

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Professor Fritz Briem (Germany)
$9.25 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Weissbier
Tasting notes: “Based on a historical recipe, this is a Weissbier that develops its tart character from a lactic fermentation that occurs before it is brewed.”
—Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft
 
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Koerseklakske

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Brouwerij’t Gaverhopke (Belgium)
$5.95 for 11.2 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “Light, fruity, and a bit tart, with just a hint of funk. A low-alcohol summer session ale from a Belgian brewery more well known for huge, high-alcohol beers.”
—Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft
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Partly Sunny

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Ithaca Beer Company (New York)
$2.95 for 12 oz.
Type: Witbier
Tasting notes: “A creamy and mildly spiced Belgian-style Witbier. In addition to the traditional spices — coriander and orange peel — Ithaca adds a bit of lemon peel to up the citrus ante.”
—Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft
  
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Helles Schlenkerla Lagerbier

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Brauerei Heller (Germany)
$6.40 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Lager
Tasting notes: “A golden lager brewed in a brewery primarily known for Rauchbiers, which feature beechwood-smoked malt. This one picks up a bit of the smoke from its neighbors, but is a malty golden lager at heart. Do your wurst.”
—Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft
  
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Grant

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Huisbrouwerij Sint Canarus (Belgium)
$5.75 for 11.2 oz.
Type: Dark Ale
Tasting notes: “A collaborative imperial red ale that melds Belgian yeast and candy sugar with big, piney American hops. This is one for days when nothing is making you leave the confines of your AC.”
—Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft

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Saison

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. (New York)
$15.50 for 25.5 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “A beer style that was traditionally brewed for farm workers in the days when water wasn’t refreshing—it was poison. Spicy and dry, with hints of fruit from American hops.”
—Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft
  
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Schonramer Pils

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Private Landbrauerei Schonram (Germany)
$6.80 for 16.9 oz.
Type: German Pilsner
Tasting notes: “The finest Bavarian (or otherwise) pilsner I have ever had — the definition of crisp and impeccably balanced — brewed by an American in Germany, no less.”
—Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft
  
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Trade Winds Tripel

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The Bruery (California)
$14.95 for 25.4 oz.
Type: Tripel
Tasting notes: “An interesting take on Abbey-style strong golden ales, this one sends the requisite candy-sugar flavor to the bench in favor of rice. The Southeast Asian theme is continued with the addition of Thai basil—fruity up front, with a dry, spicy finish.”
—Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft

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Long Haul Session Ale

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Two Brothers Brewing Company (Illinois)
$3.10 for 12 oz.
Type: English Bitter
Tasting notes: “A malty, low-alcohol beer that mellows out in an oak foudre. This helps it mellow you out in your apartment.”
—Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft

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Oude Geuze Boon

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Brouwerij Boon (Belgium)
$15.95 for 25.4 oz.
Type: Geuze
Tasting notes: “One of the best lambics in the world, which means it spends years on oak getting super-sour — like lemonade, only better. Do not confuse this with the syrupy-sweet stuff masquerading as lambic!”
—Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft
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Summer Solstice

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company (California)
$2.69 for 12 oz.
Type: Cream Ale
Tasting notes: “This tastes like an orange Creamsicle — so refreshing and delicious.”
—David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC

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Reissdorf Kölsch

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Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf (Germany)
$3.49 for 12 oz.
Type: Kölsch
Tasting notes: “Fruity nose and bready flavor. It’s light, crisp, and delightful in the heat.”
—David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC

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Brooklyn Summer Ale

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Brooklyn Brewery (New York)
$2.09 for 12 oz.
Type: Pale Ale
Tasting notes: “Lightly hopped, with a citrus nose. Light-bodied.”
—David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC

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Boont Amber Ale

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company (California)
$2.59 for 12 oz.
Type: Amber
Tasting notes: “A bubble-gum, malty, sweet, delicious amber. This is the way an amber is supposed to taste.”
—David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC

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Lagunitas Pils

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Lagunitas Brewing Company (California)
$2.29 for 12 oz.
Type: Czech Pilsner
Tasting notes: “A crisp, light, refreshing pilsner that goes perfectly with barbecued meats. The ultimate burger beer.”
—David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC

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Coney Island Albino Python

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Shmaltz Brewing Company (California)
$2.39 for 12 oz.
Type: White Lager
Tasting notes: “A light, unfiltered lager with hints of fennel, ginger, and orange peel. The light spicing makes this more intriguing than the typical Witbier.”
—David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC

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Tröegs Sunshing Pils

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Tröegs Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)
$1.99 for 12 oz.
Type: German Pilsner
Tasting notes: “Light and crisp; a solid hop to it, but not overwhelming.”
—David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC

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Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale

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Lagunitas Brewing Company (California)
$2.69 for 12 oz.
Type: Pale Wheat Ale
Tasting notes: “A hoppy, pale wheat beer, similar to the Hop Sun but with even more hops.”
—David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC

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Full Sail Session Lager

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Full Sail Brewery (Oregon)
$1.69 for 11.2 oz.
Type: Pale Lager
Tasting notes: “Light, smooth, lightly carbonated, and low ABV (alcohol by volume), so you can drink all day.”
—David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC

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Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff

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Augustiner-Bräu Wagner (Germany)
$2.89 for 11.2 oz.
Type: Helles Lager
Tasting notes: “A crisp, yellow lager with a refreshing finish. Even with close to 6 percent ABV, you can knock these back.”
—David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC
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Dentergems White Beer

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Brouwerij Het Anker (Belgium)
$8 for 25 oz.
Type: Witbier
Tasting notes: “A light-bodied, bright-colored wheat ale brewed with curaçao, orange peel, and coriander. A lemony, citrusy aroma with a light spice note. Smooth, with a gentle toasted-cereal finish.”
—Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
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Jever Pilsener

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Brauhaus zu Jever (Germany)
$3 for 11.2 oz.
Type: German Pilsner
Tasting notes: “Crisp and clean, with mineral notes and a sharp, spicy-hop finish. The perfect beer to pair with seafood or as an apertif.”
—Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
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Dulcis Succubus

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Le Trou Du Diable (Canada)
$35 for 25 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “Aged for six months in French oak barrels that previously held botrytised California white wine. Earthy, leathery with notes of peach and vanilla. Tart and refreshing — you can drink it on its own.”
—Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane

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Gaffel Kölsch

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Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co. (Germany)
$3 for 11.2 oz.
Type: Kölsch
Tasting notes: “The perfect combination of a clean, crisp blond lager and fruity ale. It’s perfectly balanced; a crowd-pleaser.”
—Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane

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Guava Grove Saison

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Cigar City Brewing (Florida)
$15 for 25 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “Tart and slightly funky, with an estery apple, apricot, and guava finish. Great for the wine drinker or fans of fruit beers.”
—Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane

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Summer Love

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Victory Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)
$3 for 12 oz.
Type: Blond Ale
Tasting notes: “A floral, grapefruity nose and a zesty orange-peel flavor, with biscuity, crackerlike malt notes.”
—Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
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Saison Dupont

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Brasserie Dupont (Belgium)
$15 for 25 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “Traditionally brewed to serve to Belgian farm workers, this is the quintessential summer ale. Bone-dry and grassy, with notes of black pepper and lemon peel.”
—Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane

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Bitter & Twisted

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Harviestoun Brewery (Scotland)
$9 for 16 oz.
Type: English IPA
Tasting notes: “Light-bodied and herbal, with a lemon-curd flavor and a clean, slightly bitter finish.”
—Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane

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Leipziger Gose

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Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof)
$7 for 11.2 oz.
Type: Gose
Tasting notes: “One of the very few traditional German ales that escapes the purity law. It’s brewed with coriander and salt. Effervescent and light, with hints of spice and brine.”
—Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane

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Oude Gueuze

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Hanssens Artisanaal (Belgium)
$27 for 25 oz.
Type: Gueuze
Tasting notes: “Bracingly tart in both the nose and flavor: barnyard, Granny Smith apple, and haylike flavors. This is that perfect beer to replace your glass of lemonade.”
—Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane

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Cuir

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The Bruery (California)
$23.99 for 25 oz.
Type: Old Ale
Tasting notes: “Rich, robust caramel notes with an aroma of oak and toffee. Twenty-five percent is aged in bourbon barrels.”
—Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
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Hop Sun

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Southern Tier Brewing Company (New York)
$9.99 for six-pack
Type: Wheat Ale
Tasting notes: “A filtered wheat beer with a golden orange color. It’s slightly tart with a dry finish due to dry-hopping. A hint of lemon, with a mild bitterness in the finish. The perfect beer for doing nothing on a hot day.”
—Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
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Our Side

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales (Maryland) and Mikkeller (Denmark)
$10.99 for 25 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “A collaboration between Mikkeller and Stillwater Artisanal. It has fruity esters from the farmhouse-yeast strain and is heavily hopped to give it a resinous, piney flavor and an aroma with a dry finish.”
—Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
 
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Vanilla Porter

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Breckenridge Brewery (Colorado)
$10.99 for six-pack
Type: Porter
Tasting notes: “A dark-brown porter with a chocolate-and-roasted-nut flavor and subtle vanilla aroma. Slightly sweet, but with a dry finish. It’s a lighter porter, so it’s a good dark beer for summer months. Perfect for serving with desserts.”
—Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room

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Before, During, and After Christmas Beer

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Evil Twin Brewing (Denmark)
$14.99 for 16 oz.
Type: Double IPA
Tasting notes: “A hop-head’s dream, this golden amber IPA has a fresh citrus-pine aroma. Very bitter, but doesn’t linger around after each sip. It has a nice carbonation that hides the 8 percent ABV.”
—Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
 
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S.O.S. (Save Our Shores)

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Abita (Louisiana)
$3.99 for 22 oz.
Type: Imperial Pilsner
Tasting notes: “Lots of carbonation and a mild malt nuttiness with a dry, grassy hop flavor. The perfect pairing with a salad. For every bottle sold, Abita will donate 75 cents to help clean the Gulf Coast.”
—Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room

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Tripel Ale

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Defiant Brewing Company (New York)
$9.99 for 25 oz.
Type: Tripel
Tasting notes: “A fruity, earthy beer with a citrus aroma and lots of carbonation. It pairs well with grilled meats and fish.”
—Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
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St. Cloud

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Genesee Brewing Co. (New York)
$6.99 for six-pack
Type: White Ale
Tasting notes: “Slightly tart, with hints of coriander and orange peel. Insanely refreshing for hot days.”
—Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
 

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Jack d'Or

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Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project (Massachusetts)
$8.99 for 22 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “A mild grassiness and hints of bitter lemon rind in the finish. Pairs well with salads, grilled meats, and shish kebabs.”
—Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room

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Blond Ale

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Hof Ten Dormaal (Belgium)
$5.99 for 12.7 oz.
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “Spicy flavor with hits of banana. Slightly tart but finishes dry, with just a touch of funk from the yeast they use. Good carbonation. Pairs well with cheese, pizza, mussels, and potatoes.”
—Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room

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Zubr Premium

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Zubr Brewery (Czech Republic)
$2.19 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Lager
Tasting notes: “Very refreshing. This beer just arrived in the U.S.”
—Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions
 
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Fantôme

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Brasserie Fantôme (Belgium)
$16.79 for 25.4 oz.  
Type: Saison
Tasting notes: “This saison-style fantôme changes every year.”
—Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions

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Kozlak

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Browar Amber (Poland)
$2.39 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Bock
Tasting notes: “A unique, dark amber color. The very best from these Polish brewmasters.”
—Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions

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Founders Cerise

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Founders Brewing Company (Michigan)
$13.09 for four-pack
Type: Fruit Beer
Tasting notes: “Flavors of fresh cherries; the ultimate balance between tartness and sweetness.”
—Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions
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Zhiguli Barnoe

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Moskovskaya Pivovarennaya Kompaniya (Russia)
$2.09 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Lager
Tasting notes: “Brewed the old-fashioned way, using a 21-day brew cycle and aromatic Saaz hops.”
—Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions


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Festina Peche

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Dogfish Head (Delaware)
$10.79 for four-pack
Type: Berliner Weissbier
Tasting notes: “An unusual flavor; tart and refreshing, with lots of fermented peaches.”
—Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions
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Duvel Tripel Hop

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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat (Belgium)
$21.99 for 25.4 oz.
Type: Belgian IPA
Tasting notes: “The creamiest beer I’ve ever had in my life.”
—Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions

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Flower Power India Pale Ale

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Ithaca Beer Company (New York)
$14.49 for six-pack
Type: IPA
Tasting notes: “A clover-honey-hued IPA with a tropical nose.”
—Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions

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Dog Days

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Two Brothers Brewing Company (Illinois)
$13.39 for six-pack
Type: Lager
Tasting notes: “A German-style Dortmunder with a delicate caramel malt character and a light body.”
—Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions

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Zywiec

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Zywiec Breweries (Poland)
$1.79 for 16.9 oz.
Type: Pale Lager
Tasting notes: “Crisp and refreshing, with a pine aftertaste. Reminds me of Polish traditions.”
—Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions

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