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Plenty of Spirit at The Local Craft Spirits Festival »

I checked out the Sustainable Business Network’s Local Craft Spirits Festival this past weekend. It was a slightly chilly day, and my friend and I managed to arrive to the outdoors festival just after five pm.   We high-tailed it to the Cocktail Throwdown area, to catch as much of the competition as possible. The […]
Posted by: Nicola on October 20, 2016 @ 4:52 pm
Filed under: Blog

As Hyper-Local As It Gets: “5-Mile Ales” Sourced Within… Well, 5 Miles »

Ipswich Ale Brewery sets itself apart by brewing it’s ales as naturally as possible: unfiltered and unpasteurized. This “english” style of brewing gives their ales a fuller flavor than other ales. Ipswich also sets itself by growing some of its own ingredients. So from year to year, and season to season, things can taste slightly different. […]
Posted by: Dvora Gautieri on June 13, 2014 @ 11:31 am
Filed under: Blog,Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest,Live Madly On

No Hype, Just Good Beer »

Things Are Looking Up! “Things are looking up!” is an understatement for Berkshire Brewing Company, who will be celebrating 20 years this September. On February 1st 1994 Chris Lalli and Gary Bogoff broke ground and began renovation on an old cigar factory in Deerfield, MA; transforming it into what would be a, “cutting edge microbrewery.” […]
Posted by: Amber Michele on June 9, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
Filed under: Blog,Elevated Living,Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

Four Star Farms Shines in Local Craft Brews »

The next time you taste a Massachusetts craft beer, consider the fact that an ancient glacial lake may be part of the history of your beverage. Tens of thousands of years ago, Lake Hitchcock, with its clay bottom and fertile sediment, covered much of the land along what is now the Connecticut River in central […]
Posted by: Beth Falk on June 4, 2014 @ 12:14 pm
Filed under: Beth Falk Writes,Blog,Farms,Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

Aeronaut Brewing Takes Flight in Somerville »

It’s a good time to be a craft brewer. According to the Brewers Association, the industry grew by 20% in 2013, and 17% in 2012. Rather than crowding each other out, local microbreweries seem to be increasing the demand for craft beer in general, as well as for a wide variety of options in terms […]
Posted by: Nicola on May 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Filed under: Blog,Corn Free July,Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

Percival: Dorchester’s Finest New Beer Company »

Photo taken by Zack Bernstein. I’ve never been a big fan of beer. On Sunday, September 22nd 2013, this changed forever. It all happened at Percival Beer Company’s launch party for its new brew, DOT Ale 1630. A kind stranger opened a chilled bottle with his keys for me and I took a swig. Its light and smooth texture […]
Posted by: Nicola on September 27, 2013 @ 11:57 am
Filed under: Blog,Boston Local Food Festival,Local Craft Brewfest

The Perfect Brew is Waiting, Just Down the Road »

Down the Road Brewery began when timing met opportunity,  mixed with 20 years homebrewing experience. This lead to the idea and concept of Donovan Bailey starting his own venture.  Donovan wanted a name that captured his vision, and encompassed an image that was “just down the road” to any localite. Their presence this weekend at […]
Posted by: Lindsey Slack on June 13, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Filed under: Blog,Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

Hyper-Local Brewfest- a Local Lovefest Success! »

With 35 vendors and 800 Brew Fans, Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts successfully held the first Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest at the Somerville Armory on June 16, 2012. The Brew Crew tees shared the day’s mission: “Eat Local. Drink Local. Be Local.” This festival marked the first time that local breweries like Cambridge Brewing Company (CBC), […]