When I think Boston, I think beer. I have no idea why though? Maybe it has something to do with the Sam Adams Boston Lager being prevalent in Australian bottle shops? Whatever the reason, I plan on getting seriously beery in this city.
We’re spending 3 nights here, and the basic itinerary is as follows; spend one day doing the Freedom trail and downtown Boston/Back Bay, and another day traipsing around Harvard and it’s surrounds. Plus we have tickets to see the Boston Celtics take on the Golden State Warriors, which should give us a fair idea of just how sports mad this city supposedly is. So here’s my beer outlook so far.
Jacob Wirth: “A Boston favourite since 1868” If that’s not a good enough reason to visit, then I don’t know what is? (Ok, the 5 min walk is a definite bonus). Lot’s of beers and plenty of good looking food could make this a dinner stop one night.
Bukowski Tavern: With two locations, both of which fall within our general areas of exploration (Back Bay and Cambridge), I’m hoping to visit at least one of them. They have a ‘beer book’ on their website, with lots of beers that also appear in my beer book – how perfect is that?!
Lower Depths: Also located in Back Bay. Also has an awesome beer list on the website. Looks like my Back Bay adventure could get a little sideways…
Harpoon Brewery/Samuel Adams Brewery: Both of these rate highly on my radar; Sam Adams because thats all I know of Boston so far, and the harpoon Brewery because it rates pretty highly on the sites I’ve viewed. Unfortunately both are a bit of a hike from where I’ll be, and in different directions. It might be a ‘right place right time’ situation that judges if I visit either of these.
Boston Beer Works: Just around the corner from TD Garden, so this could be my choice for pre-game drinks. Or after-game celebrations. Or both…
Boston Wine Exchange: Sure, it’s got wine in the name instead of beer. But it’s a 6 min walk from my room…perfect
Am I on the right track with these ideas? Have I missed anything important? Let me know in the suggestions below. I’ll be taking a nil response as a positive indicator that the above plans are perfection… 🙂 haha