When you hear the town of Concord, MA, you may not immediately think of beer or brewing. Concord is best known, especially among historians, for the shot heard ‘round the world, Henry David Thoreau, and Walden Pond. Remnants of a once prominent colonial town are still available for viewing, with
2018 will undeniably be a pivotal year for the beer community in Massachusetts. 23 breweries opened their doors for the first time and a lot more will follow in 2019. Helping define the Masshole beer culture thru words, via Twitter & Instagram are Ryan, Tyler, Erika, Kelsea, and yours truly.
On July 3rd, I had the awesome opportunity to brew beer in an actual working brewery! What was the occasion? Raising money for my 163-mile Pan-Mass challenge bike ride, to help find a cure for cancer. Where is this brewery? None other than Altruist Brewing in Sturbridge, MA. The process
I have bought your daughters Girl Scout Cookies for years, culminating in hours of workouts in the gym. The donation to your son’s band camp trip was all in hopes he would become the next Neil Peart. How could I possibly pass on your Christmas poinsettias but it’s the holidays
In April of this year, I reached out to a new brewery that made plans to open in Sturbridge, MA. The person I met was Bob Bixby and the brewery was Altruist Brewing. I had only written a few stories for my blog when I first met Bob. I should
When three Gen X homebrewers and childhood friends meet later in life in a home brewing club, you know something special will be brewed. Welcome to Labyrinth Brewing, the brainchild of Adam Delaura, Chris Walnum, and Sean Gaura. The brewery is located in the Cheney Brothers Historic District in Manchester,
On Saturday, the 15th of July, beer history was made! Three kids from the tiny towns of Ware and Brimfield Massachusetts, completed what is possibly the most cerebral of all dreams for any home brewer. I am almost certain five years ago, when they formed the company known as Tree
Typically, when I’m checking out new breweries, I don’t always think blog post. I’ll visit a place two or three times or more to get that feel for a good write. For me, the beer is what gets me there; the experience along with good beer keeps me coming back
The dictionary defines Altruist (altruism) as “unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others”. Bob Bixby is exactly that person. He is humble, accessible, loves beer, and wants to bring great tasting beer to you. This summer, sometime before July, he is going to bring you that great
It’s the beginning of the week and I need to stock up on some frothy goodness. Time to stop in at one of the largest liquor stores in all of Massachusetts, Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, MA! Years ago, around 2005, I was once a part time employee of this establishment.