Original article on bostonglobe.com
December 26, 2013 – Gary Dzen, Boston Globe Correspondent
With the new year just days away, it’s a good time to raise a pint in the Bay State. With more than 50 breweries in the local guild, representing only a portion of the total number of brewers here, Massachusetts has become a robust center for craft beer. From Greater Boston to the Berkshires to the Cape and islands, artisans are creating tipples that are definitely worth a try. But with breweries surging nationwide, trying to keep up with which are from here can be quite a chore. For those looking to show state pride by drinking local this holiday, we offer a sampling of brewers that caught our eye this year.