Then, I have the podcast for you. (Spoiler alert, I take part in it).
Every Monday, live on Google Plus, the Seacoast Beverage Lab Podcast takes place beginning at 8 p.m. and goes for about an hour.
The podcast is [...]]]>
However, being a brewery is still a business. The people who own and work at the breweries must protect their interests and sometimes that involves lawyers.
The latest is Magic Hat Brewing Company’shttp://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20130520/BLOGS/305209992/-1/blogs01
The Ales for ALS campaign is designed to raise money for ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, research.
As part of the program, brewers received a special blend of “experimental hops” donated by B.T. Loftus Ranches and Hopunion. With the [...]]]>
The library, 786 Washington St., is hosting a “Book & Brew” event to raise money for the library. Admission is $10.
There will be beer sampling form 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and then I’ll talk at 8, and then there will be more sampling. I will also be signing copies ofhttp://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20130515/BLOGS/305159968/-1/blogs01
I wrote a column about this new brewery, and why I’m excited about them coming here, a few weeks ago. Click here to read it.
Here’s the info from Foolproof:
Foolproof Brewing Company Launches in Massachusetts
PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island, May [...]]]>
Here’s a look at several upcoming events that all look like a lot of fun. I’m hoping to get to most, if not all of these.
First up is Julio’s Liquor’s 11th Annual Spring Beer Fest. The free festival will be on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rte. 9 liquor store. [...]]]>
Described as a “crisp, distinctive European-style cider made with apples hand-picked from wine growing regions,” the cider will be available in four packs of 12-ounce bottles and 24-ounce single bottles.
“Stella Artios Cidre is designed to be savored and is very different from http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20130508/BLOGS/305089972/-1/blogs01
I’ve been a fan of Boulevard Brewing Company since before they started distributing in Massachusetts, and I’m a constant drinker of the beers from Sierra Nevada and have been ever since I started drinking beer.
What does this mean? It means I’m excited as heck to try the new Terra Incognita when [...]]]>
For the most part, I’m against them. I look at them sometimes as beer hoarders taking advantage of other people, jacking up the price for beers for those who truly want to it to enjoy.
I advocate beer trading – that way both people benefit.
However, I have a somewhat different opinion when its a true auction house such as Skinner
Samuel Adams spent billions of dollars (OK, reportedly $1 million) designing the new can, which is designed to “provide a drinking experience that is closer to the taste and comfort of drinking beer from a glass.”
The can’s special design is supposed to enhance the flavor in such ways as http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20130427/BLOGS/304279995/-1/blogs01
The first one, which I had the extreme pleasure of trying last night, is the Boulevard Brewing Company’s Love Child No. 3.
The Love Child series is a set of wild ales that are barrel aged with wild yeasts.
If you’re a fan of funky sour beers, Love Child No. 3 is for you. There is a pleasant [...]]]>
Here are all the details, as well as a photo of an early version of the IPA bottle/six pack:
20 Years of Harpoon IPA
The brewery celebrates with favorite stories
Boston, MA (April 24, 2013) – Twenty years ago in Boston, Harpoon IPA was brewed for the first time. Harpoon [...]]]>
Here is a look at a few beers that you may (or may not) want to try.
First up is the latest in Full Sail Brewing’s Pub Series, the ESB, which had previously only been available in the Oregon brewery’s tasting room. http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20130422/BLOGS/304229972/-1/blogs01
Here are all the details about how sales of beer and pretzels at the Harpoon Beer Hall will help those in need:
Brewed For Boston Nights” at Harpoon
Like most in and around Boston, Harpoon employees immediately felt compelled to “do something” after the tragic events of Marathon Monday in Boston. So for the next three [...]]]>
I’m also the cops and courts reporter for the MetroWest Daily News here in Framingham. For the past 12 years, I spend my days writing about bad things. I’ve written about some truly unspeakable acts over the years – husbands killing wives, fathers killing children and women being kidnapped off the street and rape.
Writing about beer has been an escape for [...]]]>
From reading posts on Twitter, shower beers are sometimes described as the most relaxing beer in the world. Other times, it is described as an epic experience that you need to experience.
But, I just never had one. I shower in the morning, and usually I’m not in the mood for a beer at 7 a.m.
Luckily, two things combined the other day [...]]]>
I’ll start with the best. The new Bantam Cider Company La Grande is absolutely world-class. I’ve had a lot of ciders, and this one stands out among them all.
La Grande is made with French heirloom apples, and aged for four months in both Bourbon and rum barrels. The combination of those flavors give this cider a [...]]]>
Sean’s Brew is a “spring-inspired special beer” that will be brewed and sold at all of John Harvard locations (including Union Station in Rhode Island). The http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20130403/BLOGS/304039968/-1/blogs01
I’m also a big fan of the beers from Notch Brewing, as well as Slumbrew, http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20130402/BLOGS/304029960/-1/blogs01
Glutenberg is a series of gluten-free beers brewed by BSG.
The brewery in 2012, won all three awards at the 2012 World Beer Cub in the “Gluten-free beer” category.
But, after thinking about it for quite often, I settled on Trillium from the brand new Trillium Brewing Company, based in Boston.
The first is the newest beer being released under the Rogue Farms series, the new Honey Kolsch, which will be released on July 1.
The Honey Kolsch is made from locally Rogue Farms Honeybees in Oregon.
I’ve been complaining lately about Rogue using gimmicks for many of its beers, often for not too positive results.
I overlooked the Rogue [...]]]>
I will not accept seasonal beer creep without complaining. I was going to ignore it this time. But I can’t.
We had a foot of snow here in Massachusetts last week. On the same day, I saw a photo posted on Facebook of Samuel Adams Summer Ale 12 packs sitting in the snow, waiting to be brought into a store. At the time, it was still [...]]]>
Last week, Boston Beer Company founder Jim Koch announced on the Brewers Association forum that they will make the patent-pending can http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20130325/BLOGS/303259937/-1/blogs01
But, it’s not just going to be a place where I’m posting links to my column and blog. Sure, they’ll be there, but I will also be linking to other beer-related blogs and news that I find interesting, links to events and other beer-related goodness.
I will also be posting a “Beer of the Day.” It could be a brand new beer I tried, or it could be a [...]]]>
is that its there, and its usually when I’m looking for a beer, [...]]]>
Bull Jagger Brewing Company, a wonderful lager-only brewery from Portland Maine, announced today on its Facebook page they are closing. http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/article/20130319/BLOGS/303199951/-1/blogs01