Beer of The Week: Harpoon Island Creek Oyster Stout

Posted on April 26th, 2011

About the Beer: Oyster stouts are a very rare style of beer, but they’re more than worth your while if you can get your hands on one. The dark, grainy texture of stouts are a perfect pairing with oysters and other shellfish so it was only natural to bring the two together in a beer. The Harpoon Brewery in Boston uses real oysters from nearby Island Creek oyster bar for their take on the style.

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The Boston Lobster Party

Posted on October 17th, 2010

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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!

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A Hard Look At Hard Ciders

Posted on October 22nd, 2009

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We’ve been discussing the many different beers that are associated with the autumn months lately. For many though, beer is not the only drink strongly connected to the fall. Hard cider is also quite popular this time of the year. Although it doesn’t get the same attention as the craft brewers, there are a number of great craft cider producers out there worth a try. Today we’re going to change gears a bit look at some cider worth a try.

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