Brewery: Berkshire Brewing Company

Steel Rail Ale

Type of Beer: Extra Pale Ale

ABV: 5.3%

Steel Rail Ale, an EPA brewed by Berkshire Brewing Company
What classy UMass kids drink.

BBC has been cooking up beers in Western Massachusetts for a quarter century at this point. So it's fair to say that they've pushed a lot of Steel Rails through their kettles.

If you like Czech-style pilsners, give the BBC Busker a sip. It's crisp, refreshing, and it makes for a good lawnmower beer.

Berkshire Brewing Company Beer Description (on can)

Berkshire Brewing Company's flagship brew is a light-colored, medium-bodied ale exhibiting exceptional freshness through its 2-row pale malt backbone and signature hop flavor and aroma. In the words of renowned beer writer Lew Bryson, Steel Rail EPA is "what the water in heaven oughta taste like."

Hops & Malts used in the Steel Rail Ale brewing recipe

  • 2-row

Final thoughts on Steel Rail Ale

You can order kegs of the stuff. Could make for a fun Massachusetts Afternoon down in ol' Northampton.

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