If you LOVE beer like we do, then why not share it with loved ones? Valentine’s Day is coming up on February 14th (in case you forgot the date). Even if you don’t have that significant other to share a beer with, apparently there is a thing called Galentine’s Day where gal pals celebrate their friendships on February 13th. Or maybe practice self-love by treating yourself to a decadent beer.
We’ve compiled a list of local Massachusetts beers perfect for being amorous with whomever you choose. Just click each link below to learn more about the beer and its availability. We will continue to add more brews as we find new ones to share and if you would like to make a recommendation, please do so in the comments section.
BEER MY VALENTINE!
Abandoned Building Brewery Decadence Cherry Chocolate Milkshake Stout (East Hampton, MA) – A Milkshake Stout with lactose sugar then conditioned on sweet cherries, pure liquid chocolate, and whole Madagascar vanilla beans
Barewolf Brewing Seduction Feathers (Amesbury, MA) – A 5.3% Double Dry-hopped New England Pale Ale
Barnstable Brewing Sweet Night for S’mores (Barnstable, MA) – A Chocolate Sweet Stout made with marshmallow, graham crackers and lactose
Berkley Beer Chocolate Graham Cracker Cherry Stout (Taunton, MA) – A “decadent dessert stout” with notes of rich chocolate, cherries and graham crackers
Berkshire Brewing Raspberry Truffle (Deerfield, MA) – A blend of their Russian Imperial Stout and Raspberry Barleywine available in 22oz bottles
Big Elm Brewing Love Dog (Sheffield, MA) – This is a variant of their Gerry Dog Oatmeal Stout made with chocolate and raspberries
Bright Ideas Quaffable Waffle Raspberry (North Adams, MA) – Bottled pastry stout brewed with waffles, raspberries, maple syrup, vanilla, chocolate, and milk sugar.
Channel Marker Brewing Love Boat (Beverly, MA) – Limited batch chocolate sour ale brewed with milk sugar plus “equally formidable” additions of cacao and strawberry
Crue Brew Sexual Chocolate (Raynham, MA) – A rich, dark, “super-smooth” chocolate stout with lactose
Distraction Brewing Hello Lover (Roslindale, MA) – A 8.9% Belgian Style Chocolate Quad
Faces Brewing Strawberry Sundrip (Malden, MA) – A 4.8% hefeweizen with strawberry and vanilla
Idle Hands Craft Ales Kill Your Idles Midnight (Malden, MA) – A fruited sour ale with blackberries and blueberries
Lamplighter Brewing Kendall Square (Cambridge, MA) – A “berry-forward,” Barrel-Aged Mixed Fermentation Sour aged for 10 months on whole strawberries and Madagascar bourbon vanilla
Lost Shoe Brewing Sleeps With The Fishes (Marlboro, MA) – A limited collaboration with Channel Marker Brewing in Beverly, MA, this tart sour ale is made with gummy fish candies, lingonberries, sweet cherries and tart cherries
Mayflower Brewing Love & Wrestling (Plymouth, MA) – New England Double IPA hopped with Citra and Amarillo and heavily oated for a soft pillowy mouthfeel
Night Shift Brewing Beer Mine (Everett, MA) – A pastry stout brewed with raspberries and chocolate
Redemption Rock Brewing Esther (Worcester. MA) – A weizenbock recognizing Worcester’s Esther Howland, an artist and businesswoman who popularized Valentine’s Day cards in the U.S. and is known as “The Mother of the American Valentine.”
River Styx Proteus XV (Fitchburg, MA) – 10% Imperial Double Pastry Stout conditioned on strawberries and white chocolate
Samuel Adams Boston Love Gose With Passion (Boston, MA) – A tart and sessionable Passionfruit gose with notes of “passionate saltiness paired with a disk of Guajillo Chili to add a little bit of heat and Vanilla for an extra kick of playful sweetness.” Available with Taza Chocolate in a Valentine’s bundle from the Sam Adams Boston Taproom at Faneuil Hall
Spicket River Brewing Raspberry Kisses (Lawrence, MA) – A stout made with raspberry jam and Hershey Kisses
Timberyard Brewing Love Potion (East Brookfield, MA) – Limited edition Valentine’s Day Special Saison brewed with Hibiscus, Rose, Wild Flower Honey and local Elderberry Chaga Syrup available taproom only for draft and growlers to go
Tree House Brewing Brownie (Charlton, MA) – Bottled Imperial Chocolate, Coffee stout aged in bourbon barrels
Trillium Brewing South Pacific Soufflé (Canton, MA) – Imperial Stout With Papua New Guinea Vanilla Beans, Flight Coffee & Cacao Nibs
True North Ales Run-By-Fruiting (Ipswich, MA) – A tart ale kettle soured and fermented with passion fruit
Two Weeks Notice Brewing Keepers of the Cake (West Springfield, MA) – A blond stout brewed and conditioned with “tons” of homemade Red Velvet Cake, and then a touch of vanilla added
Widowmaker Brewing Hex On The Beach (Braintree, MA) -A collaboration with Buttonwoods Brewery in Cranston, Rhode Island, this New England IPA is hopped with Cashmere and Citra for full flavors of pineapple and coconut
*Beer pictures from brewery websites and social media