Another week, another sampling of beers here in Boston. Next weekend I’ll be in Brooklyn, NY, and hopefully I’ll get to try something new. Until then, here’s a rundown of what I had last week. The highlight was another trip to Hopsters to bottle our Gerry’s Par 5 Stout.
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Here’s a rundown of the beers I had this week. See any you like? Let me know in the comments. Be sure to follow me on Twitter or Untappd if you for some reason want to see what I’m drinking sort of in real-time.
This wasn’t much of a beer week. I went to a party on Sunday and had a chance to sample a couple brews there, then nothing until Thursday. I’ll include Saturday since this is the first time I’ve done this, and there were some good beers that night, too:
Many years ago, we gave my father a home brewing kit. I’m talking so many years ago that I don’t even remember whether he even used it. But the takeaway is that my father has had an affinity for local craft beers for quite some time (and it appears he’s passed that on to me).
Another important announcement: August 7 is IPA Day.
Yep, another beer-related day of celebration, a mere week after the first one!
According to this post on craftbeer.com, August 7 signals the return of IPA Day. The article suggests that if you are going to celebrate IPA Day, to use the hashtag #IPAday. Also, pics or it didn’t happen. Remember that. It’s important. It means something.
What’s your favorite IPA?
I’ve had many that I’ve enjoyed, but when I reach for one without thinking, I usually end up with a Harpoon IPA.