Mass. breweries and their top beers
Top beer: Harpoon IPA
Harpoon founders Dan Kenary and Richard Doyle found inspiration in Europe, with its strong beer culture. The brewery, now the 12th largest craft brewer in the country, was founded in 1986 with a mission: to be part of the community. Their flagship is the IPA. "Its a British style ale. Its medium bodied, copper colored. Its got a beautiful copper color. Its hoppy," said Liz Melby, director of communications at the brewery. "Its got a nice floral aroma and a slightly bitter finish."