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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A great French Farmhouse ale from Hopsters in Newton.
Yeah, I had the pomegranate saison again at Hopsters. It was that good.
Lagunitas makes a fantastic IPA, but you should know that by now.
Another solid offering from Sam Adams. Not my favorite, though if you’re into hoppy things, this one ain’t bad. Great name, though.
I guess that’s it for this week. And mostly it comes down to me pimping Hopsters again. Which, y’know, I’m fine with because it was awesome.
The second part of the Hopsters experience is going back after a couple weeks to bottle your beer that’s been fermenting in a keg since your brew session. The process is simple, and the helpful staff explained everything in detail and were very accommodating. Basically, you put the bottle in the first machine, pump in some CO2, then filling the bottle with beer, and then clamping on the cap. Easy as pie. Mmm… pie… Continue reading Back to Hopsters: Bottling Day
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).
That’s why I was intrigued by the concept at Hopsters – a brewpub in Newton, MA, that allows you to brew your own beer. Continue reading Hopsters: The Magic Brew Kingdom