I’m still rocking summer beer, for a few more days anyway. One of my latest summer mixed 12-packs is the Summer Survival Pack from Long Trail Brewing Company in Bridgewater, Vermont.
Before I get to the beer, as I think about Vermont brew, I can’t help but think about the devastating flooding in Vermont from Hurricane Irene. I know we dodged a bullet in the Mid-Atlantic, but the storm was worthy of the hype. If you haven’t seen the damage in Vermont, check out the coverage in the Burlington Free Press and the Vermont Crisis Map. Thoughts and prayers go out to the people affected there.
Back to the beer. The Summer Survival 12-pack included:
- Long Trail Ale, the brewery’s flagship beer is a sessionable Amber Ale (4.6%).
- Pale Ale, a classic English-style Pale Ale (5.7%).
- Belgian White, a perfect interpretation of the original Belgian Witbiers (4.7%)
- Blackberry Wheat, a light American Wheat with a refreshing blackberry flavor (4.0%)
Long Trail is one of my favorite New England breweries, and I found this 12-pack at the Corridor Wine and Spirits in Laurel, Maryland. Forget the wine and spirits — this is a beer super-store, and a convenient stop off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD 295).
Definitely give Long Trail a try if you’ve never tried it – you won’t be disappointed.