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In case you weren’t aware, June is Pride Month!  To help kick the festivities off in style, Everett’s Bone Up Brewing Company unveiled a new beer and merch this past weekend to help raise money for the folks at GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders).

Beer Name: P.R.I.D.E.

Brewery: Bone Up Brewing Company (Everett, MA)

Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 4.6%

Description: A specially brewed pale ale featuring Pacifica, Rakau, Idaho 7, El Dorado, and Empire hops.  More specs here.

Appearance: Juice-like, orange and gold body with a thin layer of white foam across the top.

Smell: Light citrus and pale malts.

Taste: It had a smooth light orange, melon, and citrus rind sweetness that sat atop a subtle base of pale/biscuity malt.  There was a mild bitterness on the end with a touch more sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Soft, roughly medium body with fairly light carbonation.

Hype: As a testament to their belief in this cause, the brewery definitely made sure their social media followers knew this hitting the taps.  I don’t know about any additional hype necessarily, but people did seem pretty enthusiastic about this.

Overall: Fresh, easy drinking, and very refreshing.  It had a nice sweetness and mouthfeel that made it the perfect beer to sit outside with on a warm day.  Happy Pride you all!