This past year was a wash in beer. Sort of. Here are five of the best beer and brewery stories we poured out in 2015
It’s an enticing draw for potential customers and good times-seeking Bostonians, especially in a city where bar tabs are notoriously expensive.
In a state whose role in beer culture is well established — birthplace of the iconic Sam Adams brand and home to new craft brewers and taprooms every year — one sudsy modern novelty has yet to take hold: self-serve brews.
Things looked pretty grim for Idle Hands Craft Ales after the Everett Wynn Casino handed down a notice to vacate. They and about 20 other businesses in the industrial side of town were given the boot on June 30, and a death knell seemed imminent.
But there is plenty of brotherhood on tap in the craft beer brewing community. Their old neighbors, Nightshift Brewery, were not going to let their kegs kick for the last time.
As backers of Boston's embattled bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games struggle to overcome public opposition, the maker of the city's famous Sam Adams beer has jumped into the fray by applying for a "Boston 2024" beer trademark.
Boston's dirty water was not going to cut it for Bent Water Brewery. That's why its founders headed a few miles north to Lynn where the water is, apparently, fresher than its reputation. For Aaron Reames, pouring his heart into Bent Water Brewing Company is “a hobby on steroids.”