Two Not-to-Miss Local Beverages for Summer


I recently discovered two locally crafted beverages I’m pretty crazy about. Two Rivers Cider Company produces a refreshing, light huckleberry cider that’s perfect for summer—the easy-drinking potation offers a delicate, perfumey hint of sweet berry and a crisp, cleansing mouthfeel. And Auburn Alehouse’s fabulous PU 240 Imperial IPA knocked my socks off—first place winner at the 2011 California State Fair, this rich, explosively flavored brew is characterized by the company as a “hop bomb you didn’t see coming.” Deliciously, seriously bitter, with a sweet, rich edge and a lingering caramel aftertaste, this is (über-hoppy) poetry in a bottle.