At least half of the ingredients in 5 Mile beers are grown within 5 miles of the brewery. "We believe there is nothing better than supporting local agriculture to make a product that is unique to Massachusetts and the North Shore," the brewery said in a statement.
The new maibock, 5 Mile Corn Bock, is the third in the series. Brewed to resemble a pre-Prohibition lager, it features corn harvested from the Marini Farm Corn Maze and, like the other 5 Mile beers, malt from Valley Malt in South Hadley.
5 Mile Corn Bock, which is 6.8 alcohol, is bright copper with a light aroma that suggests crackers and mild citrus. Smooth, medium-bodied, and well-carbonated, the beer has a nice hop kick and a taste profile with hints of grass and tangerines. It's an easy-drinking beer with exceptional flavor. A 22-ounce bottle costs $4.50 to $5.