Boston Beer: A History of Brewing in the Hub

Boston Beer A History of Brewing in the Hub Since before Patriots like Paul Revere and Sam Adams fermented a revolution in smoky Beantown taverns beer has been integral to the history of Boston The city issued its first brewing license in

  • Title: Boston Beer: A History of Brewing in the Hub
  • Author: Norman Miller
  • ISBN: 9781626194977
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since before Patriots like Paul Revere and Sam Adams fermented a revolution in smoky Beantown taverns, beer has been integral to the history of Boston The city issued its first brewing license in 1630, and breweries like Haffenreffer Brewery and American Brewing Company quickly sprung up This heady history took a turn for the worse when the American Temperance Movement cSince before Patriots like Paul Revere and Sam Adams fermented a revolution in smoky Beantown taverns, beer has been integral to the history of Boston The city issued its first brewing license in 1630, and breweries like Haffenreffer Brewery and American Brewing Company quickly sprung up This heady history took a turn for the worse when the American Temperance Movement championed prohibition, nearly wiping out all of the local breweries In 1984, the amber liquid was revitalized as Jim Koch introduced Samuel Adams craft brews to the Hub and the nation Shortly after, Harpoon Brewery emerged and became the largest brewery to make all its beers in New England From the planning of the Boston Tea Party over a pint at Green Dragon Tavern to the renaissance of the burgeoning craft brewing scene, join author and Beer Nut Norman Miller as he savors the sudsy history of brewing in the Hub.

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    1. I first ran into Norm Miller in a bar in Portland Maine. My brother, my wife and I sat at a table next to 3 other people. Two of the people were wearing a lot of Rising Tide gear. One was the brewery owners wife and the other guy worked there and the third guy was Norm who had done a book signing for his first book at the brewery. We talked to Norm for about 30 minutes about beer, his book and his day job as the crime reporter for a newspaper I can't stand. Ok, now the book Norm has written a bo [...]

    2. An excellent guide to the history of brewing beer in Boston. It starts from the colonial period through the revolution years. Then through growth from ciders, ales and the later the lagers which exploded in popularity. Right up until prohibition which unfortunately cleared the playing field and only a few survived when the great experiment was lifted. After the World War the national beer companies eventually gobbled up the regional brands and the last brewery in Boston(Haffenreffer, which is no [...]

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