Jeff Wharton, Co-Founder of Drink Craft Beer
Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale (English Strong Ale, 8% ABV)
Jeff says: "Once late the Fall hits, this brew is a no-brainer. It's malty, but not overly sweet. It's aged on American white oak, which gives it a neat depth. Caramel flavors match well with vanilla and a little nuttiness. It's a great sipper."
Notch Valley Malt BSA (Saison/Farmhouse Ale, 4.4% ABV)
Jeff says: "Short for Brewer Supported Agriculture, this one uses local Massachusetts grains to make a crisp, Belgian-style farmhouse ale. It really showcases local malt, which has a cool character in our state for sure. Also, the beer changes a little every year as growing conditions fluctuate. Really shows you that beer is an agricultural product."