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Beer Advent Calendar – Day 29: Gold Claw Pale Ale presented by Matt Osgood

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Beer Advent Calendar – Day 29: Gold Claw Pale Ale presented by Matt Osgood

To celebrate the Holiday Season, and have teamed up with beer bloggers around the country to host the second annual beer bloggers advent calendar. This is the season of sharing and we intend to share our love of beer with you. 31 Bloggers Blogging – click here for the running list of beers/bloggers.

Let’s see who is spreading holiday cheer today!

Blogger: Matt Osgood
Beer: Gold Claw Pale Ale
Brewery: Blue Lobster Brewing Co., Hampton, NH
Beer Details:

  • Style: Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.5%

Commercial Description:
Our flagship American Pale Ale, hopped with Ahtanum and Falconer’s Flight.


Why I selected the Gold Claw Pale Ale:
About three weeks ago, my fiance and I drove up to Blue Lobster Brewing Co. in Hampton, NH. I wouldn’t say our expectations were low – they never are when it comes to breweries – but we hadn’t heard much about Blue Lobster, thus our expectations were – perhaps more accurately – non-existent.

However, our first sip of this low ABV, high flavor pale ale blew us away. Turns out head brewer David Sakolsky just finished a stint at Hill Farmstead in VT, where they know a thing or two about making great beer. Sakolsky put together a fantastic pale ale with the Gold Claw. It’s a new brewery and new beer, but one for beer drinkers on the seacoast and beyond to be excited about.

About Review Brews:
Review Brews is a beer website run by three friends on different sides of the country. The goal is to educate the readers (and ourselves) on the topics and issues, successes and struggles of the craft beer industry. We hope to help discover not only great local brewers and beers, but to illuminate the passions, goals, and human interest stories that accompany them. Drinking, in our opinion, is a social undertaking. We believe the human experience is enhanced by the company of others and the company of good beer. Cheers.

About Blue Lobster Brewing Company:
Blue Lobster Brewing Company will be coming to Hampton, New Hampshire in 2012! Featuring fine craft beers from Michael and Roberta Benoit, Blue Lobster will become a common sight in your favorite local restaurants and bars.

Michael and Roberta have been crafting beer for 30 years (okay, so Michael crafts it, but Roberta helps design and drink it). After many years of wandering the country in exotic places like Texas, California, and for the last 12 years Oregon, they are looking forward to bringing their unique, locally-inspired brews to New Hampshire. Blue Lobster will feature small batch specialty brews, as well as more traditional beers – all served in our own tasting room AT the brewery.

Freshly brewed beers will be available for sale in our tasting room and retail shop in swingtop amber 750ml growlers. swingtop amber 2L growlers, and 1/6th keg sales. Specialty bottle releases available in corked 750ml champagne bottles.

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