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The D.L. Geary Brewing Co. was incorporated in October, 1983 by David and Karen Geary, who shared the vision of producing world class products on a small scale. Then there were only 13 microbreweries in the entire U.S., nearly all located in California and the Pacific Northwest. In the winter of 1984, David began a period of training and research from the highlands of Scotland to the south coast of England. With the help of Peter Stuart, a Scottish nobleman and brewer who arranged introductions and itineraries, Peter learned well while working in several small commercial breweries.

The size and design of the brewery began to take shape, and the recipe for Geary’s Pale Ale was created using classic elements from Britain’s best breweries. That summer, Karen and David began the long and difficult process of creating a business plan, finding real estate, equipment and raw materials, designing packaging and raising the necessary capital. After years of planning and effort, construction began. By the fall of 1986, the brewery began producing the first pints of Geary’s Pale Ale, sold on December 10, 1986. New England’s first microbrewery had arrived, and your favorite Beer of the Month Club has enjoyed bringing you their finest offerings. With a full product line, Geary’s is recognized as a pioneer in the American Brewing Renaissance, a model of quality and excellence.

Their Hudson Red Ale is a traditional Irish red style, with toasted malt sweetness and light hop character. It finishes dry, is well-rounded with balanced flavors, with five 2-row English malts and two hops.

Hampshire Ale has a huge toasted malt flavor (made with three varieties) balanced by assertive hoppiness thanks to three different hops. The finish is long and lingering, with malt and hop notes blending with alcohol warmth.

Featured Beer from Geary’s Brewery: Hudson Red Ale & Hampshire Special Ale

RED ALE — Hudson’s Red Ale — Usually subtle in flavor, Red Ales are  made with lots of lager-style hops. The red color comes from malts, crystallized and caramelized before being added to the brew.  Enjoy with beef brisket, burgers, grilled pork.

SPECIAL ALE — Hudson’s Hampshire Special Ale — Expressive and complex with a pleasing fruitiness, ales are made with bottom-fermenting ale yeast. Lengthy aging is not critical as it is in lagers. Ales come in a wide range of styles and flavors. This one has huge toasted maltiness that bodes well with whatever satisfies your craving!

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