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For Boston, for Boston
We love the beer scene in Boston. Without it, we probably wouldn’t have this gig today.
And in spite of what some of you naysayers out there might think, Boston is a beer city! Sure, when stacked up against other major beer-friendly destinations, many would argue that Boston ain’t all that. But Bostonians are passionate people, and there’s no denying that the city has plenty to offer. Between Boston’s breweries, brewpubs, beer bars, beer-centric restaurants, events, homebrew clubs/shops and a devoted league of beer geeks, you’d be hard-pressed to not have a great time here and meet some great people along the way.
In fact, we’re so proud of Boston and thankful for what it’s done for us that we’ve decided to curate Boston Beer Week. Not a new concept, but it’s high time Boston’s brews claimed their own fraction of the calendar, and we figured someone had to do it. Held from Fri 6.11.10–Sun 6.20.10, the goal is to celebrate and promote the diversity of local beer and those behind it (within the belt of Route 128), and in the next year, convert the alliance into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to secure its longevity and focus.
The week will also be anchored by the third annual American Craft Beer Fest, featuring over 80 American brewers and 325 craft beers. So basically, this June will be a good time to be a beer geek in Boston!
Are you within the 128 Belt, tempted to come to Boston for a visit or planning on hosting an event? Check out bostonbeerweek.org for updates and tools to help promote your event.
Cheers to Boston, and thanks for reading!
Respect Beer. ■