I was excited to find the Hook & Ladder Brewing Company Variety Pack at Chevy Chase Wine and Spirits (weekend of December 19). I’ve had the Hook & Ladder Golden, Brown, and Lighter on many occasions and have been anxiously awaiting a new offering from the brewery – the Variety Pack contains two new brews!
The Hook & Ladder Variety Pack includes:
- Hook & Ladder Golden Ale, a classic session ale
- Hook & Ladder Brown Ale, an excellent Brown session beer
- Hook & Ladder Flashpoint Pale Ale, a refreshing and hoppy American Pale Ale
- Hook & Ladder Anniversary Ale, a strong Belgian-style Dubbel
Even though the beer is contract brewed in New York, I consider Hook & Ladder my local brewery because they are based out of Silver Spring, Maryland and one of the founders lives in my home town of Kensington. Not only do they brew great beer, but they also donate proceeds to support burned firefighters and burn survivors on a local level in communities around the country.
All of the Hook & Ladder beers are well-built drinkable brews. I can’t wait for their brewery restaurant to open in Silver Spring in 2010!