In the past year or so, we've noticed an overwhelming trend towards craft beer production and consumption. Craft brewers are popping up everywhere, craft beer is being widely publicized, a fondness and appreciation for craft beer seems to be growing, and the camaraderie between brewers and drinkers alike is going strong.  Especially in the Greater Boston Area, we've seen the emergence of some really spectacular brewers, and we thought it'd be great fun to sample some beers, photograph those beers in select top notch Didriks products, meet some brewers, and then come back here to share it with you.

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For our first feature this week, we'll begin with Backlash Beer Co. and their Groundswell Belgian Style Blond Ale. We shot this beer in a Kosta Boda Chateau Grande Beer glass - a wonderfully lightweight and effortlessly elegant glass. Groundswell is a Belgian-style ale brewed with four different varieties of malt, which we're told contributes to the golden color of the beer. It has a slight malty-sweetness, a tinge of citrus, and a wonderfully smooth mouth-feel. Very easy to drink!

Backlash Beer Co hails from Boston, and just recently celebrated their 1st anniversary. After trying the Groundswell, we'd venture to guess that they'll be sticking around for a while.

In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing some other great brewers and products with you, so stay tuned!