Blog, Thoughts on Tap

Thoughts on Tap: Camaraderie always flowing throughout the craft community

Certain aspects of today’s craft beer culture can appear confusing, strange, or downright crazy to “outsiders.” There’s the line standing, the trading, the whale hunting, and now, even anonymous beer drops. Continue reading “Thoughts on Tap: Camaraderie always flowing throughout the craft community”

Blog, Mass, RI

Four New England breweries top list of 50 fastest growing craft beer companies of 2017

New England was well represented among the Brewers Association’s inaugural list of the 50 fastest growing small and independent craft brewing companies in 2017.  Continue reading “Four New England breweries top list of 50 fastest growing craft beer companies of 2017”

Blog, Festival, Mass

South Shore Farmer Brew Fest returns for a second round

Get a taste of the south shore’s best breweries all in one place at the second annual South Shore Farmer Brew Fest on Sunday, October 8, at Black Hat Brew Works.  Continue reading “South Shore Farmer Brew Fest returns for a second round”


‘Oh honey!’ Bud Light places mead in the crosshairs with new ad campaign

Bud Light is at it again. As AB InBev continues to buy up craft brews and squish competitors, they’ve launched another commercial clearly targeting the good-hearted fans of craft beer and other artisan beverages.  Continue reading “‘Oh honey!’ Bud Light places mead in the crosshairs with new ad campaign”

Blog, Festival, Mass

Workin’ for the weekend 08.18

You made it through another week, you’ve earned yourself a beer or three!

Take a look at what’s going on across southern Mass. and the Ocean State this weekend.

Friday (8/18)

Park Dogs at Black Hat Brew Works

Check out Bridgewater’s newest food vendor, Park Dogs, serving up ballpark franks alongside some great brews.

Saturday (8/19)

Hopfest! 2017 Craft Beer and Food Festival

Hopfest! returns once again, this time bigger and better than ever! Sample plenty of kick-ass local brews, plus some more regional offerings. I hear there are still a few tickets left, so act fast and grab them! Two sessions means twice the fun, but also means smaller groups and more chances to grab a pour. With plenty of beer festivals just over the horizon, this is the perfect opportunity for some very important training.

Hopfest! 2017 After Party

The fun doesn’t have to end after things wrap up at the festival. Keep the good time rolling and the beers flowing at British Beer Company Plymouth. Enjoy brews from several breweries from the festival, including Barrel House Z, Stoney Creek, Otter Creek and Revival.

Fiamma Bella wood fire pizza at Black Hat Brew Works

Classic wood fire pizza served out of a sweet mobile brick oven! Enjoy a slice out on BHBW’s outdoor patio.

Yoga & Brew at Buzzards Bay Brewing

Stretch out after a long week at the office, then knock back a pint. Stick around afterwords for a typical relaxing afternoon at the brewery.

James DeSalvo and Jeff’s Wood Fired Pizza

Pizza, music, whiskey, cocktails and beer. What’s not to love? I highly recommend the beer and whiskey flight.

Sunday (8/20)

Donuts & Drafts at Whalers Brewing Co.

Sample six delicious Whalers brews paired with six unique hand crafted donuts from Matos Bakery in West Warwick. Each donut recipe is individually designed to pair with one of their beers, so don’t miss out!

Don’t forget beer releases at Proclamation and Tilted Barn as well! Plus Trillium and Tree House will probably drop something bananas.