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Sam Adams Old Fezziwig: live tasting

In my very first video review, feast your eyes on the heady winter warmer, Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale. Old Fezziwig is a fictional character from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. He is the jovial bar manager with a robust [...]

January 13, 2015 boston, news and annoucements, tasting and critique, the twin cities, video

Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston

The finale of my Boston trip was clear – visit Samuel Adams Brewery. It would be silly to visit Boston for beer and not go. Most of their beer is now brewed in their two other facilities, but Boston is [...]

June 2, 2013 boston

Hostel does pub crawl, Boston

After a few moments of recovery following our epic Freedom Trail Adventure, I set out for Cambridge (in the rain) to celebrate fellow couchsurfer Jonathan’s launch party for Loud Bicycle at Hub Bicycle. There was free beer, but sadly it was [...]

May 31, 2013 boston

The Freedom Trail part II, Boston

After a guided first half, we took matters into our own hands on the rest of the Freedom Trail. We meandered through Faneuil and got some pizza to sustain us for the rest of the journey. We started by again [...]

May 30, 2013 boston

The Freedom Trail, Boston

There is very little beer in this post. So if that’s what you’re looking for, skip to the end of part 2. There is, however, much American history and Boston culture! On Friday, I woke up slightly unmotivated. The conference was [...]

May 29, 2013 boston
Clover sandwich

make me turn this car around, Boston

For many reasons, the Harpoon visit really crushed me. It may sound dramatic, but bear in mind I was alone in an unfamiliar place. I was in a definite fog and I didn’t want to be! I took the T [...]

May 28, 2013 boston, food and restaurants, history and traditional styles

the art of the negative review [soapbox sunday]

Thinking about reviews, the role of the critic, and the purpose of negative reviews inevitably leads me to one moment in my own personal movie history, from the favorite Ratatouille: I encourage you to watch the clip, even if you [...]

May 27, 2013 boston, greater minnesota, soapbox sunday

Boston and the terrible horrible no good very bad day

Sunday was average. Monday was amazing. Tuesday was very good. Wednesday was fabulous. And then…Thursday sucked huge. I’m not one to wallow in a shallow pool of self-loathing for long, but I just couldn’t shake my bad mood as the [...]

May 26, 2013 boston
conference night out

Cambridge Brewing Company, Boston

After a long day of learning, my nurse friends and I headed out to Legal Harborside to grab dinner. It was the first time I had really seen the water and we took a walk across the pier near the [...]

May 24, 2013 boston

Yard House, Boston

After Boston Beer Works, we continued to the Yard House, also in the Fenway neighborhood. Although I admit the place is a chain and there are too many TVs on the walls for my liking, the place has about 180 [...]

May 24, 2013 boston