Buzzards Bay Brewing: Farming is Flavor
We approach each beer as a farmer does his crop; we look for the uniqueness of the ingredients, especially our grains/malts (which are the heart and soul of beer). As brewers that specialize in using locally grown malt and hops (including our own farm’s wheat), our flavors and styles are, simply put, the flavor of our neighborhood.
Current releases on draft and in cans (*and bottles) are:
Our classic unfiltered golden ale. Brewed with a blend of local barley with white wheat malts. Refreshingly hopped with citrusy cascade.
Hop aromas of pithy white grapefruit, white flower and gentle spice.
Malt adds fresh-kneaded bread dough character.
Overall: Crisp, refreshing, pleasing dryness on the finish.
OG: 10.2 Plato / 4.2% Alc IBU: 12
Buzzards Bay IPA*
Our American India Pale Ale is brewed with a blend of local barley, munich malt, white wheat and a special small batch roasted malt. As each year’s hop harvest arrives, we get excited to see how the flavors of the season express themselves in our most popular IPA. Hop aromas of mineola oranges, fresh-cut white flowers, exotic spice, and zesty grapefruit. Malt adds biscuit and soft toffee flavors.
OG: 15.0 Plato / Alc 6.3% IBU: 44
Simply put, wow! The ladies of Buzzards Bay created this most delicious sour. It is clean, crisp with refreshing tartness. Perfectly highlighted by the addition of real raspberries. Color: pink! Flavor: fruity berry. Overall: pleasingly fresh
OG: 8.5 / 3.5% Alc / IBU 8
A delightfully tart, light-bodied Berliner Weisse sour. 35% wheat malt lends a soft mouth-feel with a refreshing fruity acidity, finishes brilliant & clean.
Color: golden Flavor: tart, refreshing Overall: great for beer cocktails & summer sipping!
3.2% / IBU 8
Our New Englander’s Pale Ale brewed with Pepite hops from Northfield, MA. This single-hop brew is crisp, refreshing with a nice clean bitter finish.
Aromas of sticky tropical fruit, toffee and ripe, New England grown grain.
OG: 13.2 / 5.7% Alc / IBU: 34
Sow and Pigs: A Buzzards Bay Coalition Collaborative Brew
Our wildly popular new world kolsch is a truly special summer-time brew that raises funds for our friends at the BBC. Light, crisp with a subtle bite of hop.
Hop aromas of gentle citrus.
Malt adds delicate breakfast-cereal and dry finish.
OG: 11 Plato / 4.1% Alc IBU: 9
Other beers you might see throughout the year:
Moby D ‘20
Our clean, crisp brew has just the right amount of mild, smooth maltiness to be perfect for enjoying at home or inspiring you to voyage across the seven seas in search of the white whale.
We suggest the first option: malty not salty.
Brewed with a multitude of Massachusetts’ malt.
Overall: smooth, malt with crisp, clean finish.
OG: 12.2 Plato / 5.0% Alc / IBU: 21
Lizzie’s Famous “81 Whacks” IPA ‘20
Our annual release of an IPA with rather extreme hopping. Kettle hopped with Challenger, Cascade, Pepite and more.
Dry Hopped with Mosaic, Citra.
Hops aromas of orange blossom, pineapple, pink grapefruit, and kaffir lime with deep centering scents lychee and a backdrop of white pine.
Malt adds a mild chewy caramel character.
Overall: unyielding hop bitterness throughout and finishes dry.
OG: 16.0 Plato / ABV: 7.4% / IBU: 70
Our classic American dark ale. Enjoy the deep rich flavor of five malts selected and brewed for maximum smoothness.
Hop aromas are minimal.
Malt adds layers of goodness with caramel, coffee, toffee and the lovely crunch of graham cracker on the finish.
OG: 12.5 Plato / 4.9% Alc IBU: 24
Horseneck IPA ‘19
A true New England IPA brewed with local malts and hops. Maine grown/Wareham malted pale male and Massachusetts grown/Hadley malted specialty malts. Cascade hops from Northfield, Massachusetts.
Hop aromas of pithy white grapefruit, white flowers, citrus.
Malt adds light toffee, hints of caramel and fresh baked bread.
OG: 14.8 Plato / 6.1% Alc IBU: 35
Burly Girly Barleywine
We picked over 8 kinds of malt for this Pink Boots Society collaboration brew!
Hopped with the special Pink Boots blend: Loral, Glacier, Mosaic, Simcoe and Sabro).
Malt flavors: dark brown sugar, toffee, dried fruit, roasted pecans, prunes, and more.
Hop aromas dance together with mild floral and a kiss of citrus.
OG: 19.8 Plato / 8.8% Alc IBU: 46