Magic Hat Brewing Company: #9

ABV: 5.1%

IBU: 20

Availability: Year-round

@untappd says: 3.56

Move over, Criss Angel. It’s time for a little magic on the window sill.

Magic Hat Brewing Company is one of the true pioneers of the craft beer industry. It was co-founded in Vermont by Alan Newman in 1994. In the years since, it’s been sold a few times—to Pyramid Breweries in 2008, North American Breweries of Rochester, New York in 2010 and Florida Ice & Farm Co. in 2012. In my opinion, that hasn’t been great for the brand, and beer quality.

That being said, the #9 is a classic. I remember it being one of the first craft beers I ever tried, and it was one of the first fruit beers I ever tried. It’s malty, with lots of apricot flavor. Not a lot of bitterness, not a lot of hops, but it’s pretty tasty. The nostalgia bumps it for me. Worth trying this craft beer classic.

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