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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Thoughts on the Sale of Magic Hat and Pyramid

Posted on August 26th, 2010

Several recent news stories have reminded us once again of how much growth and change the craft beer world is constantly undergoing, in particular the purchase of Independent Brewers United, the producers of the Magic Hat, Pyramid, and MacTarnahan beers, by North American Breweries (NAB). NAB is the company responsible for such questionable “brews” as Labatt Blue lager and Seagrams’s Escapes wine coolers. Understandably, many in the craft beer world are a bit concerned over this news, as Magic Hat and Pyramid are  the 8th and 5th largest craft breweries in the country, respectively. Some are also reading the resignation of Magic Hat’s president and co-founder following this deal as another bad sign.

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Drinking To Your Health: Beer and Beauty

Posted on November 10th, 2009

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Today’s post comes to us courtesy of contributor Sarah. Thanks Sarah!

It may seem like a waste of perfectly good beer to use it in soaps, skin-care, and hair treatments, but beer as a beauty treatment is possibly as old as beer as a drink. Beer was used topically by Greeks, Babylonians, and Egyptians, to soften skin and even cure wounds and irritations. In fact, many of the same qualities that make beer good for your insides also make it pretty good for your outsides. Consequently, a number of spas offer beer baths, beer facials and beer hair treatments; cosmetic companies like UK-based company LUSH market beer-based products; and even breweries themselves, like Magic Hat and Dogfish Head, use their own brew to make soaps and shampoos.

So what can beer do for you when you’re not busy drinking it?

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