Posted on October 17th, 2010
On Saturday, October 16th @EatBoston hosted a lobster and beer fest dubbed the Boston Lobster Party at The Historic SoWa Power Station. 15 craft breweries set up shop and brought a plethora of kegs and bottles. In addition to all the craft goodness one can drink, there were 9 of Boston’s restaurants showcasing a number of lobster dishes.
If you are unfamiliar with @EatBoston and live in New England, you are missing out. Sure this isn’t your American Craft Beer Festival, but it’s a damn good time. Back in April they hosted the Boston Bacon & Beer Festival. See a trend forming here? The best food mixed with the best beer!
The Attending Breweries:
- Blue Hills Brewery (Canton, MA)
- Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) (Boston, MA)
- Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, NY)
- Cisco Brewers (Nantucket, MA)
- Clown Shoes Brewing (Ipswich, MA)
- Harpoon Brewery (Boston, MA)
- High and Mighty Beer Company (Holyoke, MA)
- Ipswich Ale Brewery (Ipswich, MA)
- Magic Hat Brewing Company (South Burlington, VT)
- Mayflower Brewing Company (Plymouth, MA)
- Narragansett Beer (Providence, RI)
- New Century Brewing Co (Boston, MA)
- Notch Session (Portland, ME)
- Peak Organic Brewing Company (Portland, ME)
- Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project (Cambridge, MA)
The Attending Restaurants:
- Garden at the Cellar (Cambridge, MA)
- Petit Robert Bistro (Multiple Locations in Boston)
- South End Buttery (Boston, MA)
- Turner Fisheries (Back Bay, Boston, MA)
- Union (South End, Boston, MA)
- Gaslight (South End, Boston, MA)
- Wicked Kickn’ Cheesecake (Boston, MA)
- Trina’s Starlight Lounge (Somerville, MA)
On to the event:
Upon entry we were each given a fork, plate, tasting cup, and a few tickets for entrees and appetizers.
Ipswich Ale Brewery:
Ipswich rolled up in style with their signature beer truck.
Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams):
Along with their seasonal Octoberfest, Sam Adams brought with them their Latitude 48 IPA.
Brooklyn Brewery had their station equipped with recommendations for pairings with appetizers, entrees, and a dessert substitute. For their dessert substitute they hosted their delicious Black Chocolate Stout.
Harpoon’s Glacier Harvest Wet Hop Ale paired well with the savory Lobster cupcakes we grabbed from one of the restaurants.
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project:
One of Beeriety’s favorite local breweries Pretty Things brought three of their brews: American Darling, Field Mouse’s Farewell, and Jack D’or.
Peak Organic Brewing Company:
Their Espresso Amber Ale is definitely worth a try.
High & Mighty Beer Company:
These guys never let me down. I felt like I kept swinging by their booth to get my cup topped off.
(Susie of We are not Martha pictured on the top row.)
All great things eventually come to an end:
Enjoying some High and Mighty Two-Headed Beast with Adam.
(From left to right: Adam and Chris)