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Terrapin Tree Hugger: A Delicious, Conscientious Amber Ale

I officially have a new favorite beer. Now, keep in mind, I’m a fickle beer drinker. I change favorite beers at about the same pace that Taylor Swift changes boyfriends, but right now, at this moment in time, my favorite beer is Terrapin Tree Hugger, an amber ale with so much caramel goodness, you might as well be eating a Milky Way.

Terrapin is best known for their experimental, limited release beers (ginger and green tea IPA, anyone?), but Tree Hugger couldn’t be more mainstream. And that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with an easy-drinking beer that doesn’t turn off anyone but the most pure beer snobs. Think of Tree Hugger as a tastier Fat Tire—the perfect introductory beer for those who aren’t initiated in the art of craft brew hijinks.

And here’s the best part, Terrapin partners with the Dogwood Alliance, a non-profit that keeps an eye on the South’s forests and various logging projects, so every Tree Hugger you drink helps protect a tree, or a squirrel living in that tree. So drink up. Don’t you love trees? And squirrels?

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