Updated: Dec 23, 2021
BlackStack Brewery has embraced the popular Northeast IPA style. But BlackStack is more than that. It has been a popular joint since opening back in March. However, there is much more to BlackStack than just producing its own solid version of craft beer’s trendiest style. If you’re heading north for the State Fair or Renaissance Festival, it’s well worth a trip to check out BlackStack. Here are four reasons why.
1. The Local series
BlackStack’s Local series of beers are New England IPAs (also known as the northeast IPA and east-coast IPA) that center on a single hop. These juicy, hoppy beers are the shining star of BlackStack’s tap list. While its other beers are solid, if not bombastic, these juice bombs are some of the best interpretations of the style produced in the state. If you don’t know what the style is, you can expect mostly fruity flavors such as grapefruit, lemon, mandarin orange, or even mango, as well as a smooth, silky, pillowy mouthfeel. Yes, “pillowy mouthfeel” is a thing. Roll with it. And, this is key, many of them have a nice, only slightly bitter finish, to bring the beer full circle and give it a proper beginning and end.