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Down the Gullet: Sept. 1-7

Another week, another sampling of beers here in Boston. Next weekend I’ll be in Brooklyn, NY, and hopefully I’ll get to try something new. Until then, here’s a rundown of what I had last week. The highlight was another trip to Hopsters to bottle our Gerry’s Par 5 Stout.

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A great French Farmhouse ale from Hopsters in Newton.

Yeah, I had the pomegranate saison again at Hopsters. It was that good.

Lagunitas makes a fantastic IPA, but you should know that by now.

Another solid offering from Sam Adams. Not my favorite, though if you’re into hoppy things, this one ain’t bad. Great name, though.

I guess that’s it for this week. And mostly it comes down to me pimping Hopsters again. Which, y’know, I’m fine with because it was awesome.

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Down the Gullet: What did I drink this week?

Here’s a rundown of the beers I had this week. See any you like? Let me know in the comments. Be sure to follow me on Twitter or Untappd if you for some reason want to see what I’m drinking sort of in real-time.

This wasn’t much of a beer week. I went to a party on Sunday and had a chance to sample a couple brews there, then nothing until Thursday. I’ll include Saturday since this is the first time I’ve done this, and there were some good beers that night, too:

I’d never had this one before, or even heard of it, but there’s rarely a Sam Adams I don’t like.

This and the Naughty Nurse by City Steam were highlights of the evening. Oh, and the fact that I was with a bunch of my closest friends. That’s important, too, I guess.

Not only is the Naughty Nurse a good beer, but I love the name and the label.

Mayflower’s Golden Ale is pretty solid. Not a favorite, but I’d never turn one down if someone offered it or if I came across it at a party or some such.

A rare New Hampshire beer spotted in the wild.

Allagash… Can they do no wrong?

The Meadowlark IPA from Pretty Things was really quite good. I was at Bella Luna/Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain for the monthly Boston Opera on Tap event there. Always a great time.