This amber ale, brewed with Oregon sage and New England thyme, was produced as a celebration of independent employee ownership in collaboration with Harpoon Brewery, another employee-owned brewery with an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Using employee-grown hops (hence the name EHOP), this is an herbaceous and full-bodied amber, foward in herbal notes that combine with hints of caramel malt, roasted nuts and candied citrus peel. The added herbs continue to dominate the palate, with secondary flavors of caramelized pear and dried grass. A pleasant peppery spice and astringency carries the finish.
American Amber/Red Ale
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).