Inspired by the recent National Lobster Day and an article in BeerAdvocate, we decided to hit the town and check out some lobster beer (and cider!) pairings. Here are some of our favorites!

Narragansett Lager (Hi Neighbor!) – Brewed just right for drinking with six-row malt, a secret blend of Pacific Northwest hops and corn from Iowa – this beer is clean, crisp, refreshing and perfectly balanced. A classic American Lager which brings out the natural sweetness and salinity of shellfish. Lobster, clams, oysters are a no-brainer!

Narragansett Fresh Catch – I mean, they didn’t put a lobster on the can for no reason! ” ‘Gansett brewed this golden ale and dry-hopped it with Citra hops specifically to pair with the summertime sandwich. Heck, they even put a lobster right on the can. (Although this has led some people to think it’s lobster-flavored beer) At only 23 IBUs and 4.2 percent alcohol, it’s just bitter enough to cut through the richness of the lobster and mayo, and sessionable enough to not fill you up or send you overboard.”

(Don’t forget about the world-famous Narragansett Del’s Shandy! It’s a summer time fave in Vermont!)

von Trapp (Stowe) Helles – From the German word for “Bright”, our golden lager displays a floral hop aroma with a bready malt balance. Traditional in style, Helles is brewed with pilsner malt to produce a dry, snappy finish while perle and tettnanger hops create a spicy, herbal hop aroma. The result is an incredibly clean yet complex lager. 4.9% ABV, 20 IBUs.

Citizen Cider (Burlington) Wit’s Up – There are ciders for the people, and there are ciders for the people who make the cider for the people. Wit’s Up is a classic cider maker’s cider. Drawing on the old and new traditions of cider making, it starts like an ale and finishes like the dry, sessionable craft cider that it is. It’s cider for today, it’s cider for what we believe the future of cider to be. Come, enjoy the future with us and drink Wit’s Up. No added sugar, never from concentrate. No Sulfites, No Potassium Sorbate. 5.9% ABV, 2g carbs per 16oz can



“I figured I should do a little research for myself and although Burlington isn’t on the Atlantic coast, there are plenty of places serving excellent versions of the classic crustacean sandwich, many with a view of Lake Champlain.” Read the whole article here. – Jeff Baker

It’s The Beer Talking: Narragansett
From the archives: “This week hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek say “Hi neighbor!” to Mark Hellendrung from Narragansett. Chief ‘Gansett talks about the origins of Narragansett, its connection with author H.P. Lovecraft and its universal appeal as a drink for all ages.” Click to listen on SoundCloud or iTunes.