Sam Adams Lager: as a nod to they’re being one of the first breweries to show there was something besides the industrial lagers
Wachusett Country Ale: an easy drinking English style pale ale that since the nineties has often been the best choice at restaurants that don’t offer a large selection beyond BMC
Tree House Julius: I need to include at least one NEIPA and TH produces some of the best including Julius, their flagship
Spencer Trappist Ale: a patersbier, or Trappist single. The original offering from the only Trappist Brewery in the US.
Jack’s Abby House Lager: it’s hard to pick just one from this excellent lager only brewery but this is typical of their well made beers
Wormtown Brewery Be Hoppy: a very solid American IPA that is often the best selection at a fried seafood joint or pizza place.
Honorable Mentions: Trillium in Boston is great but not widely distributed and I also really like Nightshift, their Santilli is one of my favorite IPAs. Also Stone Cow near me produces consistently solid brews available on site only.