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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 Brewer. Patriot. Anti-Papist.
"Much more is to be dreaded from the growth of Popery in America than from the Stamp Act." *
"Our forefathers threw off the yoke of Popery in religion; for you is reserved the honor of leveling the popery of politics. They opened the Bible to all, and maintained the capacity of every man to judge for himself in religion. Are we sufficient for the comprehension of the sublimest spiritual truths, and unequal to material and temporal ones?" *
Well, Sam Adams never was a friend to Catholics. And the brew named for him is more a "Cheers"-style marketing phenomenon than a real Boston beer. (It was brewed first in Pittsburgh and now in Cincinnati.)
So those boycotting the so-called Boston Beer Co. won't be missing much. Indeed, there are some fine – and in my view, much better – brews actually made in New England for those thirsting for hops and barley with their bean and cod.
Here are some that are highly recommended. Click on the pics for more info.
The holiday fests that Harpoon hosts for St. Patrick's Day and Christmas at its Boston waterfront brewery are, to put it mildly, convivial. Nice IPA. And do try the Winter Warmer.
A summer night at Hadlock Field in Portland. The Sea Dogs on the field. And Geary's on tap. Bliss.
Smuttynose! Come for the name, stay for the Shoals Pale Ale and Old Brown Dog.