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Nine popular craft beer in Auburn

In case you haven’t already noticed, we are in the age of the craft beer. Whether it’s having the opportunity to try something reflective of the culture it is brewed in, or just wanting to change it up from that domestic you’ve been stuck on for years, craft beer is the new go-to brew.

Craft beer is found in nearly every restaurant or grocery store across the nation, and Auburn has no short supply. With microbreweries popping up in every corner of the state, the people have embraced a new taste for these specialty drinks.

So, grab your thick-rimmed glasses and put down that obscure book you’ve been reading, and try some of these craft beers that have made their place here in Auburn.

  1. Oscar Blue’s, Dale’s Pale Ale

Brewed in Longmont, Colo., Dale’s Pale Ale was the first beer made by a brewery that began in a basement. Oscar Blue’s craft brewery is unique in that they only package their beers in cans or kegs. No bottles here, folks. (Photo, below: Anna Busby)

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Find it on the plains: Fink’s Craft Bar & Grill, The Hound, Locos Grill & Pub, Momma Goldberg’s Deli (Thach)

  1. Blue Pants Brewery’s Slip Rose Strawberry Saison

Hailing from Madison Ala., Blue Pants Brewery’s seasonal summer Slip Rose Strawberry Saison combines coriander, orange peel, strawberry and Belgian malt flavors. (Photo, below: Anna Busby)

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Find it on the plains: Earth Fare, Fink’s Craft Bar & Grill, The Kold Keg, Publix Supermarket

  1. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale

All the way from Kalamazoo, Mo., Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is known for its strong grapefruit and pine resin aroma. This beer is hopped exclusively with Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest. (Photo, below: Anna Busby)

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Find it on the plains: Amsterdam Café, Auburn University Hotel, Fink’s Craft Bar & Grill, Goal Post, The Kold Keg, Kroger, Mellow Mushroom, Moe’s Original BBQ, Momma Goldberg’s Deli (Thach), Southside Market of Auburn, Winn Dixie Marketplace

  1. Good People’s Pale Ale

Good People began in Birmingham, Ala. This pale ale from the heart of Dixie features caramel tones and five specialty malts.

Find it on the plains: Avondale Bar & Taproom, Beef O Brady’s, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Cigar & Fine Spirits, Eat Sushi & BBQ, Fink’s Craft Bar & Grill, Goal Post, Grub Mart, Half-time Bar & Grill, Hamilton on Magnolia, The Hound, Johnny Bruscos, The Kold Keg, Little Italy Pizzeria, Locos Grill & Pub, Maestro, Mellow Mushroom, Moe’s Original BBQ, Publix Supermarket, Southside Market of Auburn, Station 14, Winn Dixie Marketplace

  1. Abita Brewing Company’s Andygator

This craft beer takes its name from the swamps of Louisiana where the brewery is located. This slightly sweeter and unique high-gravity brew is made with pale malt, German lager yeast, and German Perle hops. (Photo, below: Anna Busby)

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Find it on the plains: The Hound, The Kold Keg, Kroger, Locos Grill & Pub, Moe’s Original BBQ, Momma Goldberg’s Deli (Thach)

  1. Back Forty Beer Company’s Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale

Located in Gadsden, Ala., Back Forty currently offers six ales. Their Truck Stop Honey is brewed with Alabama Wildflower Honey, roasted malts and fresh hops. (Photo, below: Back Forty Beer Company)

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Find it on the plains: Fink’s Craft Bar & Grill, Half-time Bar & Grill, The Kold Keg, Locos Bar & Grill, Mellow Mushroom

  1. Red Clay Brewing Company’s Big Swamp Oatmeal Stout

Brewed just down the road in downtown Opelika, Ala., this company gets their name from the red mud their southern roots grow from. The brewery is fresh on the scene, but their Big Swamp Oatmeal Stout is making quite an entrance.

Find it on the plains: Fink’s Craft Bar & Grill, The Kold Keg, Momma Goldberg’s Deli (Thach)

  1. New Belgium’s Fat Tire

Out of Fort Collins, Colo., New Belgium Brewing’s flagship beer is this amber ale. It’s a medium brew with flavors of biscuit and caramel malts, and hints of green apple and fresh fennel. (Photo, below: Anna Busby)

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Find it on the plains: The Kold Keg, Kroger, Momma Goldberg’s Deli (Thach and Magnolia)

  1. Left Hand Brewing’s Nitro Milk Stout

The dark brew from Longmont, Colo. encompasses the heaviness of regular milk stout, with chocolate and vanilla undertones and a distinctive smooth quality. (Photo, below: Anna Busby)

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Find it on the plains: Fink’s Craft bar & Grill, The Kold Keg, Kroger, Momma Goldberg’s Deli (Thach)

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a bit parched.

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