Prohibition Ale by Speakeasy Brewery

$8.50 for a six-pack at Total Wine

A few stiff gin cocktails and you might not make it through the final episode of Boardwalk Empire on Dec. 5. HBO’s Prohibition-era saga requires all your attention so perhaps lay off the hard stuff and instead lay into a six-pack of Prohibition Ale from San Francisco’s Speakeasy Ales & Lagers. Since the Golden Nugget’s recent Fall Beer Festival, word is getting out about this aggressively hoppy amber’s citrusy, caramel nose and balanced finish. But if anyone asks, you don’t know nuttin’.