To celebrate Boston Beer Week we invited the new brewers ont he block to join us in a collaborative brew. Mystic Brewery, Enlightenment Ales, Idle Hands Craft Ales and Night Shift Brewing all met here at CBC to create Mass Appeal, a strong blond ale brewed with malted barley and white from our friends af Valley Malt, fresh zest from nearly a dozen different varietys of citrus fruits plus their juice, Nelson Sauvin, Citra, Styrian Aurora and Sorachi Ace hops, and homade invert sugar syrup boiled up on the CBC patio. Fermentation was also a collaborative event, as each brewery contributed their own yeast strain and all five were blended and added to the word. Bright gold in color with assertive carbonation, tis light-colored beer packs a punch of complexity. Top notes of lime, orange, and grapefruit citrus meld with exotic hop character reminicient of passion fruit, flowers and white wine grapes. Dry on the palet but full-bodied, rich malt flavors provide a grounding balance ot the perceived sweetness contributed by fruit and hops. Under it all, a harmonizing contribution from our mixed yeast strains offers spiciness and further complexity.