I brought some great beer home from my trip to Maine, including a mixed 12-pack of cans from Baxter Brewing Company, an all-can craft brewery in Lewiston. The “Baxter Backpack” included three cans each of four brews:
- Pamola Xtra Pale Ale (4.9% ABV)
- Tarnation California-Style Lager (5.3% ABV)
- Phantom Punch Winter Stout (6.8% ABV)
- Stowaway IPA (6.9% ABV, 69 IBUs)
Speaking of Stowaway IPA, how appropriate, because I’ve stowed away several Baxter cans for the summer beer-drinking season at the pool!
My favorite from this 12-pack was the Phantom Punch Winter Stout, which was named to celebrate the 1965 Ali vs. Liston heavyweight championship fight held in Lewiston. This hearty Stout is brewed with roasted organic cocoa nibs and vanilla beans.