A Few Thoughts On 2008, 2009, And The Future Of Beer In Boston..

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Beer Writing, BeerAdvocate Mag, Boston, Craft Beer, Events, Harpoon, NERAX, New England, Paul Davis

I know that things here have been quiet over the last few months, with an average of 2 or 3 posts per month and usually just reprints at that. I’d like to say, with the burgeoning new year in mind, that the volume will likely increase here. I can’t. While I have certainly enjoyed covering […]

Buzzards Bay Brewing: A Lager Experience Seven Years In The Making…

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Buzzards Bay Brewing, Great American Beer Festival, Lager Beer, New England

Around seven years ago, I met a guy by the name of Chris Atkinson at an unusual beer dinner here in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hosted by Buzzards Bay Brewing Company of Westport, Mass, the dinner featured the brewery’s beers, a lager and a handful of ales, paired with foods long forgotten. What I do remember about […]

A Brief Recap and Review of the 2008 Great American Beer Festival…

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Beer Journalism Awards, Beer Writing, Boston Beer, Brewers Association, Ethics, GABF, Great American Beer Festival, Harpoon, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Philadelphia

The annual Great American Beer Festival has just concluded another eventful run in Denver and I just returned back to Boston after an early morning flight. During the trip, I spent time in both Colorado Springs and Denver, with attendance at two of the 27th annual festival’s sessions. This year’s incarnation continued to build upon […]

A Good Beer Guide To New England Update – Owen O’Leary’s To Close

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Back with more news from around New England. Affable brewer and beer lover Dave Thompson, assistant brewer at Owen O’Leary’s brewpub in Natick, Mass recently informed the Beer Advocate crowd that the pub was closing down and the 10-barrel JV Northwest brewhouse was being removed. Tucked into a corner of a local hotel chain, off […]

The New England Beer Rumor Mill Swirls…New beer bars in Boston, Lowell Beer Works, and A Shelton Goes AWOL

Posted on 7 CommentsPosted in B-Side Lounge, Beer Works, Craft Beer, Daniel Lanigan, Moan and Dove, New England, Shelton Brothers, The Publick House

What follows is a host of smaller news items that I haven’t been able to fit into any particular place so I’ve decided to place this here until I can offer further follow-up and detail. One Shelton Gets High and Mighty Word is that one of the founders of Shelton Brothers has left his day […]