Let’s be honest, life has been crazy and I’ve had zero time to sit down and plan something amazing for all of our friends in Boston. The good news is that moment is over and we’re filled with events for the rest of the fall including our THIRD birthday! How crazy is that? We’re still planning some exciting stuff, so please keep an eye here, on twitter, and on facebook for updates. We’re planning on partying BEFORE Thanksgiving, so clear the calendars.
First up is Thirst Boston. Taking place November 10-11th at the Hotel Commonwealth, “Thirst Boston is a gathering of bartenders, industry icons and beverage connoisseurs from Boston and beyond. Our goal is to educate attendees on the science, craft, and taste of all things related to the art of drink. We want to celebrate our local talent (your favorite bartenders and baristas) and have a pretty kick-ass time hanging out together.” Sounds pretty great, right? Well, you haven’t even heard about my favorite parts! There are two beer seminars. The first, Beer Back: Beer’s Integration in Cocktails, featuring the power duo of Kevin Mabry from jm Curley and Kevin Martin from Eastern Standard (tickets and info here). The second, New World of Beer: Brewing in New England from the Pilgrims to the Present, featuring Mark Hellendrung of Narragansett Beer, Chris Lohring of Notch Brewing and Dann Paquette of Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project and moderated by Lauren Clark, author of the forthcoming Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to the Modern Day (tickets and info here).
Head on over to their website for more information on events, seminars, and so much more. Each seminar ticket gives you entry to the Hall of Liquids which features some craft brewers, both local and national: Boulevard, Rising Tide, Bantam Cider, Ithaca Beer, Newburyport Brewing, Peak Organic, Notch, and Long Trail. So for the ticket to a seminar ($20) you get to drink all of these incredible beers and ciders. Kind of a great deal, right? Plus we’re pretty sure you all might like things that aren’t beer (Japanese whisky maybe? Or tequila?)
Next up, Team GPO. We’ve been running with Night Shift Brewing and will be again for Cambridge 5K’s Yulefest. This year, on December 1, over in Harvard Square. Sign up for Team GPO/Night Shift Brewing on their website and be sure to let us know on Twitter so we can rally the troops before the race! After the 5K there are plenty of beers to drink from the incredible sponsors (ahem, like Night Shift).
Also in December is Eat Boutique’s Holiday Market. Taking place on December 7th at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in the Seaport, it is the spot to do ALL of your holiday shopping. Take a look at their artisan and sponsor list on the website to get your shopping list started. Also, for some CRAZY reason, they asked me to do a special tasting! I haven’t chosen all of the breweries and cider makers as of yet, but trust me, there will be some special items in this tasting. Plus, I’ll be there! So, all the fun. (I hope!) Tickets are available on the site as well – note, the tasting is an additional ticket price.
I think this might keep us busy for the next couple of weeks. See you soon!
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