Battle Road Brewery- Root for the Home Team
Is there anything more satisfying than an ice cold beer on a hot summer day? Nothing? Think again. An ice cold local beer is the answer.
New England offers an amazing variety of local products. You can find anything from tomatoes, potatoes and salt to honey, eggs and grass-fed beef- all at your neighborhood farmer’s market. But food isn’t the only local commodity worth trying. Regional craft beers are gaining popularity, and the owners of Battle Road Brewery are busy putting their expertise to work.
Jeremy Cross and Scott Houghton are the brains behind the intense flavor profiles at Battle Road Brewery. Jeremy and Scott have been immersed in the culture of beer throughout their careers and they know what it takes to create a great tasting brew. Whether it be an IPA, Pilsner, Porter or Lager, Jeremy and Scott are equally committed to developing quality recipes. They began working together in 2000 and launched Battle Road Brewery in 2012. This has been an exciting first year for the team, and they have even bigger plans for the future.
Jeremy and Scott have used their 37 years of combined experience to provide Bostonians with 3 impressive new brews to try this summer- 1775 Tavern Ale, Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale and Lexington Green East India Pale Ale. The first beer I tried was Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale and it is undoubtedly my favorite. The floral aroma engulfs you at the pop of the cap, and the strong but smooth flavor goes down easily. It is a perfect beer for anything from an upscale dinner party, to washing down a burger at your next BBQ.
The inspiration for Battle Road is obviously an appreciation for the history of New England. The Battle Road team is paying homage to the struggles and successes of the first Bostonians, and showcasing the story of how America (and American beers, of course) really began. Jeremy and Scott are inspired by their home, and are doing their part to ensure that history lives on. I don’t know about you, but I think beer is a pretty exciting way to appreciate historical Boston.
What isn’t as obvious is that while Battle Road appreciates the old, they also embrace the new. They are learning from the past to continually create better tasting craft beers. Jeremy and Scott have continually used the best ingredients along with modern technology to help further the evolution of their favorite fizzy beverage. We are lucky to have them in Boston, and we’ll be seeing much more from Battle Road in the future.
Liquor stores and restaurants may have a seemingly endless supply of beer choices. Make your choice easier by going local. Support your neighbors, and root them on in their endeavors. But don’t just drink it because it’s local. Drink it because it’s good! It’s a win-win.
So, come shake the hand of the man who feeds you. You can sample Battle Road, along with many other local beers, the 2nd Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest on Saturday, June 15th at the Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue in Somerville, Massachusetts.