Boston Beer Week treated us well. I had an amazing time seeing all the usual culprits out, going to my favorite beer bars, and talking to and meeting brewers, bands, and other lovers of libations. I drank mostly local stuff which is what a city wide beer week should be about anyway. I fell in love with Cambridge Brewing Company’s Brett Grisette because it tastes phenomenal and is an easy going saison with brett giving it a nice sour edge. Also, because of it’s low 4.0% ABV, it might have been what kept me fairly sober at our Brewery Session event. I also got my need for free glassware fufilled by the always wonderful Redstone Liquors.
Now it’s time for the main event, American Craft Beer Fest. I’ll (Jessica) be there for about 16 hours total, which means all the sessions. Mike will be there too pouring for Mayflower Brewery on Saturday. I’ll be volunteering and will tweet my where abouts in case anyone wants to say hi, try some samples, or if you’re looking for suggestions. American Craft Beer Fest is a joyous occasion that I’ve been looking forward to since the last beer fest I attended in March. There will be over 120 brewers and 550+ beers to try at the World Trade Center in Boston over the course of 3 sessions taking place June 1-2.
You know that song from Rent that asks “How do you measure a year?” Well, I measure it in beer festivals. I count down days, I plan out the beers I have to try, and then when it’s over I’m always looking forward to the next one.
Here is a 20 song playlist you can stream with an interesting collection of songs ranging from indie rock, to blues, to novelty songs. Enjoy and have a great weekend.