Every year the North American Guild of Beer Writers hands out a series of awards at the Great American Beer Festival for the best in beer writing from the past year. Anyone can enter in a number of different categories, and I thought I would put Hoppy Boston up for best beer blog this year. […]
Category: Beer Misc.
Book Review: Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out
I don’t get a ton of time to read right now, my life is crazy between work and family, and after that my small amount of “free” time is taken up by other hobbies, like planning and writing posts for Hoppy Boston. Recently I took a work trip to China, and with the 13+ hour […]
Hoppy Boston is Drizly’s Best Beer Blog for 2017!
I have a very exciting announcement, Hoppy Boston has been named the Best Beer Blog in Drizly’s 2017 Blogger Awards! You can see the full list of winners and finalists HERE. Drizly is a national company that specializes in home delivery of beer, wine and liquor, and this is the first year they are handing out awards […]
CBC West Hartford/Connecticut Beer
I spent the last week in New Jersey for a work-related conference/training. I got a few recommendations of local New Jersey beers I should look for but didn’t have much luck tracking them down. The main reason was scheduling, I was booked all day and into the evening every day. A group of people from the conference went out […]
CBC Newton Opens their new location!
Frequent readers of this blog know that I am a huge fan of the Craft Beer Cellar franchise of bottle shops, they have amazing selection, great service and owners/employees who have a passion for beer. My local store is the Newton location, I am pretty sure that the majority of beers reviewed on this blog were purchased at their store […]
Update on Trillium
Everyone has been wondering why Trillium has been closed for the last couple weeks. JC from Trillium just posted this on a message board on Beer Advocate (HERE). I copied and pasted his message if you don’t feel like scrolling through the thread: We’d hoped to have resolution before making a statement, but feel like […]
Stock-up Run: CBC Newton May 2014
I swung by Craft Beer Cellar in Newton for a little stock-up run last night, as always the selection was almost overwhelming. I picked up a bunch of good stuff, I figure this is about the end of my run of saisons this Spring, but I found a bunch of new ones to try. Look for reviews of […]
(Relatively minor) Stock-up Run, CBC Newton April 2014
I was running some Saturday errands in Newton Centre this morning, and of course that meant a stop into Craft Beer Cellar. My lovely wife reminded me that we still have a lot of beer in the fridge and I said I just needed to grab the new Trillium bottles…and maybe one or two other […]
Stock Up Run: CBC Newton March 2014
We actually have some nicer weather today, and I felt like drinking a few spring beers. Look for the reviews of porters and stouts to wind down in favor of pale ales, witbiers and saisons. There will be lots of saisons! I think they are the perfect beer for spring. Needless to say, there will still be IPAs, […]
Hoppy Boston/Hopster’s Belgian IPA
Last month my brother and I brewed a batch of beer at Hopster’s Brew and Boards, the new brew-on-premises and bar in Newton Corner (for my earlier write-up see: http://wp.me/p3TEvn-3M). We brewed a Belgian style IPA, which I have finally been able to taste, so I thought I would share the recipe and review the […]