It’s getting warm again, which means it’s time to get outdoors and chug some brews. This Saturday, Boston’s beer festival season kicks off with the first-ever Power Beer Fest. The event will bring more than 60 Commonwealth breweries to the SoWa Power Station during opening weekend of the famed outdoor market. Tickets are $55 and include unlimited 2-ounce tastings. Here’s our rundown of what to try.
Try this Worcester-based brewer’s Woo-Tang IPA, a tropical ode to the city to the west, flavored with hops from both America and New Zealand and packed with notes of guava, pineapple, grapefruit and passionfruit.
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Medusa Brewing Company
Don’t dig IPAs? Its spinoff, the IPL, just might be what you’re after. Hailing from Hudson, Medusa’s Diabolist delivers a surefire kick — 8.4% ABV! — but it’s decidedly smoother because it’s a good, clean lager.
Devil’s Purse Brewing Co.
This Cape Cod company started as a passion project between two friends. Their beers reflect the famed vacation isle, and the German-style Handline Kolsch is named after a simple and fun fishing technique that works — just like this beer.
Martha’s Vineyard may be preppy, but Martha’s beers have attitude to spare. This brewer’s logo features a busty mermaid, and its Martha’s Vineyard Ale pays homage to the isle with flavor from local grape leaves.
Size doesn’t matter with this Beverly-based boutique nanobrewery founded by a couple of self-proclaimed townies. Little Misery Pale Ale is their latest output, and perfect for the warmer weather.
Saturday, April 29, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets available here.