Of Sub-Par Festivals

My girlfriend and I had the misfortune of attending Granite State on Tap last weekend. The festival is part of the America on Tap festival company, which puts on “Authentic Festivals,” as its logo’s tag line… Which is the easiest way to say “We actually are not authentic, or there are obviously people that question our authenticity, but we are, we swear. It’s in our … Continue reading Of Sub-Par Festivals

Portsmouth Beer Week 2014

It’s Portsmouth Beer Week! For those not in the know, Portsmouth, NH and the surrounding area has been exploding with beer recently, and they’re annual beer week is a great way to showcase this. My brother and I stopped in on Monday night to see how the fair city was doing, despite the fact that my brother had to work early the next day. We started … Continue reading Portsmouth Beer Week 2014

2013 The Festival – Portland, Maine

Last Saturday I attended The Festival in Portland, Maine, and had one hell of a time.  For those unaware, The Festival is hosted by the Shelton Brothers and 12% Imports, two major importers of fine beers from around the world, including Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, de Struise, etc…  The Festival showcases beers, ciders, and meads from small artisanal makers around the world, many of which are hard to … Continue reading 2013 The Festival – Portland, Maine

ACBF/ Yes I’ve Been Going to these Beerfests but I Keep Forgetting to Write about Them

(I apologize for not having any pictures, I was busy drinking and forgot to take any…)    So I did actually go to Beer Advocate’s “American Craft Beer Fest” last Saturday in Boston.  I went to night session that happened to be the last session, and I had a lovely grand old time with my girlfriend and our friends.  It’s weird that I haven’t written … Continue reading ACBF/ Yes I’ve Been Going to these Beerfests but I Keep Forgetting to Write about Them

Notch Brewing at the Flying Saucer Pizza Company’s “Brew Ha-Ha”

Just got back from the “Brew Ha-Ha” over at the Flying Saucer Pizza Company and I figured I would give a little write up on it  (By the way, the Brew Ha Ha is run by the mustachioed owner of this blog). Notch Brewing’s brewer, Chris Lohring, was there showing off some of his awesome beers and chilling with his Salem peeps.  Those of you that … Continue reading Notch Brewing at the Flying Saucer Pizza Company’s “Brew Ha-Ha”

Zwanze Day 2012 at Lord Hobo

So Zwanze Day has come and gone, and what a day it was.  My brother, girlfriend, and I all attended Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA for the day, and by golly am I glad we did.  Setting out, I had no idea what to expect for the event.  Every website was cryptic and very general, and no one was offering information on the individual events … Continue reading Zwanze Day 2012 at Lord Hobo