During the pandemic I’ve done what I can to support local breweries, mostly with beer and merch purchases. Most of this has been through online orders and curbside pick-ups or deliveries from my favorite local beer stores. I’ve done limited brewery visits, some of that is to spread the love a bit across the region and some is just a time issue. I’m going to try and change that going forward, I’m not ready for a full blown brewery tasting yet, erring well on the side of caution, but I will try to do some curbside pickups at my favorite local spots. I started this a couple weeks ago with a stop at Medusa Brewing in Hudson. Medusa has everything you want is a local brewery, a huge variety of high quality options on draft and to go in cans/growlers to go. Their pick-up process was also really easy, I ordered everything online and it was ready to go at my scheduled pick-up time at the brewery. Also, huge bonus points for offering all of the available styles in singles, it allowed me to grab a much bigger variety. One of the beers I grabbed was Summer Boy, a dry-hopped low ABV golden ale perfect for the hot days of July and August. Medusa Summer Boy is available during the summer months on draft and in 16 oz cans.
Medusa Summer Boy pours deep gold with a solid white head. The aroma features a solid burst of hops, fruity and floral. The flavor is also hop forward, notes of orange, passion fruit, and papaya along with a very mild late bitterness. This is balanced by a light malt backbone, hints of crackers and white bread. Summer Boy is light and crushable at 4.6% ABV. The finish is crisp and clean with just a touch of lingering hops. This is just what I want in a summer beer, good flavor while still being easy drinking and refreshing, every brewery should make a beer like this in the summer (or year-round). Hoppy Boston score: 4.25/5.
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