Hunger Mountain Coop is one of three stores that sells Lawson’s Finest Liquids bombers and they teamed up for a 40th Anniversary beer to celebrate 40 years of the Coop. I grabbed this beer on a trip to the coop before the Hill Farmstead Harvest Festival event.
This is one of the best Amber/Red ales I have had. The beer pours a nice brown color with single finger tan head. Aroma has a little bit of everything with some very sweet malts and a fair amount of floral, herbal and pine hops. The taste is excellent with the same mix of malt sweetness but still with a big hop punch. No idea if this beer is still available or if it will be released again under a different name but if it is you should attempt to find a bottle.
This is the second really good amber/red ale I have had in just a couple of months with the other being Red Ryder from Earth Eagle Brewings. Glad I finally found some reds worth drinking.
Alcohol Content: 6.1% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Brewers Description: A collaboration between Lawson’s Finest Liquids & Hunger Mountain Coop to celebrate 40 years of cooperation in our community. This dark ruby red Vermont-style Extra Special Ale is brewed with Pale, Carapills, Caramunich 120, and flaked barley malts to complement a wealth of Simcoe, Citra, Cascade and Centennial hops!