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I’m not quite sure when this happened, but somehow the calendar has flipped over into June!  June, of course, is Pride Month and when I saw that my neighbors at Bone Up were once again brewing a special beer to mark the occasion we decided to make them next on our curbside pickup list.

Beer Name: Get Proud and Get Loud

Brewery: Bone Up Brewing Company (Everett, MA)

Style: Saison

ABV: 6.0%

Description: Listed as a “hoppy Saison” brewed with Grüngeist hops.

Appearance: It poured a hazy, pale yellow body with wisps of white of white foam clinging to the edges of the glass.

Smell: Fruity sweetness atop a hint of spicy, floral yeast.

Taste: It opened with sweet fruit punch notes followed by a smooth, almost creamy run of pale malt mid-sip.  The finish featured a mild spicy/peppery yeast presence more typical of the style accompanied by similar hop profile.

Mouthfeel: Roughly medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Hype: I was definitely looking forward to this one.  Last year’s Pride beer was very good and I had no doubt this release would be something the brewers were, um, proud of showcasing as well.

Overall: Very tasty and a great beer to sit back with on a warm day.  It drank like a NEIPA/Saison hybrid that captured the best and most distinct aspects of each.  Definitely one of the beer highlights of quarantine this far.  Grab one if you can!