Beer Pick: A Tiny Beautiful Something Pale Ale from Maine Beer Co.

A Tiny Beautiful Something is a single hop pale ale from Maine Beer Co.
Bob Townsend for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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A Tiny Beautiful Something is a single hop pale ale from Maine Beer Co. Bob Townsend for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It seems like half the people I know took a vacation to Maine this summer. And I admit, I was rather jealous. But recently, I discovered that a precious few bottles from Maine Beer Co. have become available around Atlanta. And with that consolation, and Maine in mind, A Tiny Beautiful Something Pale Ale is this week’s Beer Pick.

Beer Pick

A Tiny Beautiful Something Pale Ale

Maine Beer Co., Freeport, Maine

Available year-round in pint bottles

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Maine Beer says this single hop pale ale is “brewed to highlight the flavors and aromas of El Dorado hops.” On the malt side, there’s 2-Row, Caramel 40L, and Carapils, plus flaked oats, which give it a silky-smooth mouthfeel. Look for aromas and flavors of citrus peel, with tropical fruit notes of pineapple and lychee, and a touch of caramel in the refreshing, balanced bitterness.

Pair with

While A Tiny Beautiful Something isn’t exactly a summer beer, at 5.5% alcohol, it’s very easy to drink. And it pairs well with all sorts of food, from fish and chips to Nashville hot chicken to spicy Asian dishes like firecracker shrimp.

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