Two reasons you should love living in the northeast: the change of seasons and great local brews.

Since the spring season is taking her sweet time to ramp up this year, here are a few unique choices that will get you in the warm weather mood.

  • 1

    Captain Lawrence Effortless Grapefruit IPA

    The only “effortless” thing about this beer is how it drinks. Domestic and imported malts take a backseat to the loads of American grown hops that are dumped into the kettle. Dry-hopped for a mouthwatering aroma with Mosaic and Palisade hops. Enjoy an effortless drinking experience with this session IPA. 4.5% ABV

  • 2

    Ithaca Happy Pils

    Brilliantly clear and refreshing, this German Pilsner boasts a healthy amount of spicy noble Germans hops, and a dynamic, yet restrained malt backbone. Happy Pils is bound to bring a smile to any craft beer lover’s face. 5% ABV

  • 3

    Otter Creek Citra Mantra

    This spring seasonal offering is brewed with 100 percent positive vibrations and single-hopped with Citra hops. The presence of the Citra hop is elevated by a clean fermenting lager yeast that allows the subtle Pilsner, Munich and Vienna malts to lay a crisp, bready foundation. The citrus and tropical fruit character of the Citra hop comes from kettle additions followed by a huge dose of ‘em again in the fermenter. 5.8%