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.
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:
I’d never had this one before, or even heard of it, but there’s rarely a Sam Adams I don’t like.
This and the Naughty Nurse by City Steam were highlights of the evening. Oh, and the fact that I was with a bunch of my closest friends. That’s important, too, I guess.
Not only is the Naughty Nurse a good beer, but I love the name and the label.
Mayflower’s Golden Ale is pretty solid. Not a favorite, but I’d never turn one down if someone offered it or if I came across it at a party or some such.
A rare New Hampshire beer spotted in the wild.
Allagash… Can they do no wrong?
The Meadowlark IPA from Pretty Things was really quite good. I was at Bella Luna/Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain for the monthly Boston Opera on Tap event there. Always a great time.
Beer cocktails have been exploding,
covering everyone nearby with strange mixtures and surprised facial expressions in popularity lately.
Recently a friend was looking for an excuse and a theme for a party, and I suggested beer cocktails. After the initial rush of “This is gon’ be the most epic shindig evarrrrrr,” there was some question as to how to keep things from getting too complicated and turning my friend’s kitchen into a warzone.
Continue reading You want these beer cocktails at your next party
New project: Pairing a particular style of beer with a specific James Bond movie. We’ll go in order. First up: Dr. No.
007’s first cinematic adventure graced the screen in 1962, directed by Terence Young. The film starred Sean Connery as James Bond, the British super-spy created by novelist Ian Fleming.
Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the deaths of two MI6 agents, and uncovers a plot by Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman) to destroy the American space program. The film features many things that would become staples of the series, from the line, “Bond… James Bond” to the beautiful “Bond girls” and the opening gun barrel sequence. Continue reading Licensed to Brew: “Dr. No”
Monday is a bit unusual for me. Because I work Tuesday – Saturday, my weekend is Sunday and Monday.
So on Mondays when everyone else is at work, I’m still kind of chilling. It’s kind of funny when my friend Katrina messages me and asks, “How was your weekend?”
“Ongoing,” is a typical response.
Continue reading Porchin’ it