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.
Call me blessed (or spoiled) by beer for 2017. The towns of Sturbridge, Charlton, and Southbridge will offer not one, not two, but five different stops for you to taste hop infused madness. Why does this matter? I live in the middle of all of them…a few being within a