German-style hefeweizen, 5.5%
Recently released in printed cans, this Bavarian-inspired hefe is an easy-drinking experience for the warm weather. It’s a solid, refreshing wheat beer that’s more spring than winter, with a good balance of fruit notes and spice. Find it on tap at restaurants and bars throughout Boston and the Greater Boston area.
Farmhouse pale ale, 6%
Although it isn't “new” by any means, Oxbow’s flagship brew just became available in Boston three months ago. It’s a great example of a springtime farmhouse ale, brewed with American hops and striking a great balance between refreshing and dry. We know it's available at Row 34, Deep Ellum, and The Publick House.
Pale ale, 5%
When I heard about Harpoon’s new mango beer, I was pretty skeptical. Apparently, so were half the people who actually work there. “We held an all-company meeting where everyone drank this beer and only this beer,” the head brewer told me. “People converted immediately. There’s enough fruit at the beginning, but there’s nothing sugary or cloying about it -- you can easily have a few cans.” A taste test confirmed that Wannamango is a fairly light, balanced beer with a hint of mango up front -- and not the spring-break-no-rules sugar bomb you might expect. As of April 1st, you can find it on draft at Gather and other nearby restaurants, or in cans throughout the city.