Friday, January 27th, 2006
Allow me to explain- I’ve almost never had a bad beer from the great state of Maine. This past summer, I happened to obtain a case of Geary’s Pale Ale and I have since enjoyed every bottle. This hoppy ale is a coppery color with a nice bite. It is quite a crisp drink that is by far the best pale ale I’ve had from the land of blueberries and lobsters.
Come to think of it, I have actually had a bad beer from Maine: Blueberry Beer. For some odd reason, the folks in Maine decided to brew a beer and add blueberry taste to it. I love blueberry muffins and even blueberry pie, but blueberry beer is just plain bad. I’ve only found this beer when I’ve gone to Maine, so hopefully it’s just a local thing.
Bottom line: Geary’s Pale Ale is a top notch barley sandwich, worthy of a beer snob’s indulgence. Blueberry beer isn’t.