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Thirsty Thursday | Vol. 2 - June 9th, 2022

Low-Calorie Beers, Prohibition Pig, and Brattleboro Breweries.

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Welcome to the first edition of Thirsty Thursday, our weekly update on all things craft beer and beverage. As always, our goal is to help you find your next craft beverage.

With summer fast approaching, many people are looking to scale their calorie intake for beach season. To help, we've put together a handy guide to some of the best low-calorie beers on the market today.

Why are they the best? Because they reduce the calories and not the flavor.

Staying on the low-cal topic, Peak Organic out of Maine produces a 4.1% multi-hopped, sub-100 calorie IPA that is quite tasty. Peak Organic also focuses on sustainability, having this to say about their high quality brewing philosophy,

"The acreage of organic grain being grown is expanding at an equally exciting rate, and we're proud to say that annually we (Peak Organic) help keep 205,775 lbs (93.45 TONS) of toxic persistent pesticides and chemicals off the soil."

So check out Slim Hazy if you can get your hands on it. We promise it tastes better than mom's spaghetti.

​Prohibition Pig out of Waterbury, Vermont is an excellent stop for BBQ and a brew. Half restaurant and half brewery, they have rock solid eats as well as a great local vibe. Keeping in thematic line, they offer patrons Swine Coolers (their lineup of hard seltzers). They also reference Will Smith's Boom Shake the Room with their IPA, "Let the Alpine Blast" ... so there's that too.

To note, they are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Beers we recommend:

We're really ratcheting down on Vermont today, eh? Brattleboro, is an awesome little city just over the Massachusetts border on I-91.

It's small, infinitely walkable downtown contains three very distinct breweries, Hermit Thrush, McNeill's, and Whetstone. All three offer different styles and atmosphere, from the sour beers only aesthetic of Hermit Thrush, to the casual suds that you can relax riverside with at Whetstone Station. Sadly, McNeill's has been on pause for a bit, but we're hoping they open up again soon.

Check out our Brattleboro Brewery Guide.

Vermont Business Magazine ran a story on Prohibition Pig's Swine Cooler launch over a year ago. They snagged a great quote from Pro Pig's brewer, Nate Johnson regarding the hard seltzer line.

“We wanted to offer something cool, fun and refreshing to equally match our epic Vermont summers,” commented Nate Johnson, Pro Pig’s brewer who created Swine Cooler. “And what’s cooler than cool? Swine Cooler! I developed Swine Cooler in our brewery and created three lite, vibrant flavors that perfectly align with the summer vibe – lemon lime, prickly pear and watermelon.”

Wrapping Up

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Enjoy this Thirsty Thursday safely!