What’s In My Six Pack – The Hop, Beacon


On our last day trip to Upstate New York, after spending the day in Pawling, we decided to take a detour to Beacon. We enjoyed some tasty beers at The Hop. Here are some of our favorites:


numb1Allagash Black –  Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Allagash Brewing Company Maine, United States
7.50% ABV

We bought a loaf of the Pumpkin Bread at McKinley & Doyle that went so great with this! Allagash Black is a Belgian style stout brewed with 2 Row barley, torrified wheat, oats, both roasted and chocolate malt and a generous portion of dark caramelized candi sugar. The silky mouth feel is a great balance to the roasted character, coffee and dark chocolate notes expressed throughout this beer. SOURCE: Allagash





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Red Rice Ale Hitachino Nest
Kiuchi Brewery Japan
7.00% ABV

This Red Rice Ale was brewed with special red rice which had been cultured in ancient times in Japan. Complex sake like flavors with malt sweet notes. Hints of strawberries in the nose and palate, giving it a smoky pink color. An intriguing mix of sake, malt , and bitter notes in the finish. SOURCE: Kodawari









White Ale Hitachino Nest

Kiuchi Brewery Japan ABV: 5.0%

A refreshing mildly hopped Belgian styled beer with a complex flavor of coriander, orange peel, nutmeg. White Ale has won gold medals at several beer competition in U.K. and U.S. This is one of HITACHINO’s top-selling beers both in Japan and U.S
SOURCE: Kodawari






Elysian The Immortal IPA
Elysian Brewing Company Seattle, Washington
6.3% ABV

Pour The Immortal, and as a big, frothy head fills the glass, an aroma pervades the nose with an abundance of piny, resinous, and grapefruit hop scents. Toffee-sweet malt flavors wash over the tongue immediately and sing through the inevitable waves of hops. The expected citrus, piney, and resinous hop notes are palatable though a bit muddled, making it difficult to distinguish each character in the swallow. Overall, this beer is large with both a big body and generous alcohol; it finishes dry and clean with just a touch of hops in the aftertaste, making it more drinkable than the usual hop bomb. SOURCE: DraftMagazine








numb5Milk Stout Nitro
Left Hand Brewing Company Colorado, United States
6.00% ABV

Taking America Back. Dark & delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. Pouring hard out of the bottle, Milk Stout Nitro cascades beautifully, building a tight, thick head like hard whipped cream. The aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee. The pillowy head coats your upper lip and its creaminess entices your palate. Initial roasty, mocha flavors rise up, with slight hop & roast bitterness in the finish. The rest is pure bliss of milk chocolate fullness. SOURCE: LeftHandBrewing








Matilda – Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Goose Island Beer Co. Illinois, United States
7.00% ABV

Inspired by great Trappist ales, our complex Belgian Style Pale Ale is fermented with the wild yeast Brettanomyces. Matilda pours a golden sunrise color with dried fruit and clove aromas, a spicy yeast flavor, and a satisfying dry finish. SOURCE: GooseIsland






 Bonus Big Bottles



Punkuccino  – Coffee Pumpkin Ale
Elysian Brewing Company Washington, United States
ABV: 5%

A pumpkin ale with the attitude of a world-weary barista, Punkuccino packs a short shot of Stumptown coffee toddy in your pint with just a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg. SOURCE: Elysian Brewery









Simtra Triple India Pale Ale
Knee Deep Brewing Company California, United States
11.25% ABV

Simtra Triple IPA delivers a punch in the face with its very danky hop aroma derived from Simcoe and Citra hops. You wanted more hops you got them. SOURCE: KneeDeepBrewery




 The Hop – 458 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508