How local are you? Do you know your local butcher, or just the guy slicing bologna at the supermarket? When you want a book, do you head to a local independent, or log on to Amazon? When you go out to eat, is it at a chain restaurant in the plaza, or at the Italian place two blocks over that’s been there for years? And here’s the pay-off: are you hot to get the latest beer from a thousand miles away…or do you know your local brewers?
Just as surely as the nights draw in, Jubelale from Oregon’s Deschutes
Brewery makes its appearance. The first beer ever bottled by Deschutes pours
garnet red, a potpourri of spice and malt featuring seven different hops. The
label features local Bend artist Tracy Leagjeld.
Good Showing in Boston: Craft Brewers Still Forging Ahead
Written by Tony Forder
Thursday, 28 May 2009 21:10
The last time the Craft Brewers Conference convened in Boston — in 1996 — it closed the chapter on a very productive period of growth for the young craft brewing industry. That early growth was precarious, without solid foundation, and there followed a chapter of belt tightening and weeding out.
The Craft Brewers Conference has struck again like lightning and has fled. This year at the Boston World Trade Center April 22-24, the event was huge, with speeches and beer and awards and beer and seminars and beer and the BeerExpo tradeshow with even more beer.