Month / July 2013

My association with Mary-Catherine Deibel, Deborah Hughes and Upstairs on the Square (nee Upstairs at the Pudding), in Cambridge, MA goes back to 2000 and what was known as the Boston Dine-Around. The Dine Around was a successful effort to bring attention to the then-developing boom in eclectic dining in Boston. The influx of young […]

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The Mayflower Brewing Company is tucked away in a small industrial park just outside of downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts. The front entrance is well-marked but not easy to find. Only a grain silo in back gives it away. Once through the front door we were in the tasting room area and welcomed by retail manager Sarah […]

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Across the Front Point Channel from Boston, where Seaport Boulevard joins Northern Avenue, can be found the Harpoon Brewery and Beer Hall. Modestly situated in a mixed industrial area it takes a little looking to find. However, up the stairs, or by elevator, you soon find yourself in the harpoon beer hall. Through the large […]

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Two of the attributes necessary to being a successful Professional Barfly (a journalist that writes about the food and beverage industry) are longevity and an ability to maintain the semi-detachment of a professional journalist. These two attributes were called to mind one hot and humid afternoon recently. I was sitting at the bar on Atlantic […]

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Gregg Wiggins I heard from Garrett Oliver; he says, “Wow, that’s pretty ancient. Brooklyn Brown Ale was first released in 1990 as a holiday beer, but it was a hit and so became permanent. I think the current design and bottle (or something close to them) replaced the original (in your photo) around 1992 or […]

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Found this scan of a printed photograph of a “bottle shot” done a few years ago. The brewery is obvious. However the year eludes me. Should you care to let me know just drop me a line over to the right. Or use the “comments” link at the bottom of this post. Until next time…

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For all of you who have been breathlessly waiting to learn what beer will be featured at this year’s annual “July 4th” cookout today? The answer can be viewed below…   Yes that is a four-pack of DAD’S as a special request. Why Brooklyn Summer Ale? For many years American Thrifty on Court Street in […]

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Greetings to all! Thanks for letting me know which beer to bring to the cook-out! The suggestions and the results follow… I’m now leaning to the I.P.A. or smoked beer. The winner will be posted, with pictures and a paragraph with each one explaining the scene of the crime. The results: Nancy Lubin Bochichio… rootTuesday […]

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