Who’s watching this city?

I had dinner with some friends at Watch City Brewery in Waltham last Friday before heading down to wonderful Brooklyn, New York for the weekend.

I’ve been to Watch City a couple times previous, but this time was different somehow. How, you ask?

Because bacon.

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The most bourbon-y bourbon-barrel beer I’ve ever had

Mmmm... Bourbon-y
Mmmm… Bourbon-y

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Name: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
ABV: 8.2%
Style: Ale

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I briefly dated a girl who was into bourbon and whisky and rye singin’ this’ll be the day that I die. I tried to get on board with it, but It’s not really my thing. I’m just not a fan of those sipping liquors, the ones that you get a tiny, tiny pour of in a short glass and determine its worth via its age and then you just kinda nurse it for like a zillion years the next hour and a half. A number of my friends are into that stuff, and good on them. It’s just not me. Continue reading The most bourbon-y bourbon-barrel beer I’ve ever had

Shandy, the divisive mixture beer

Harpoon UFO Big Squeeze Shandy
Grapefruit. Like, in a beer. For reals, bro.

Dude, what is it?
Name: UFO Big Squeeze Shandy
ABV: 4.5%
Style: Shandy/Radler (Grapefruit)

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Shandy. It’s kind of an odd word. I know a lot of people aren’t fond of these beer/fruit juice mixtures, but I have loved them ever since my first radler on a trip to Germany in 2000. When I came home from that trip and described drinking beer mixed with lemonade (or, yes, beer mixed with Coca-Cola), I got a lot of reactions from people that ranged from “I’d rather drink mouthwash” to “I want that in my mouth so hard.” Continue reading Shandy, the divisive mixture beer

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