Welcome to back to Strange Brew our monthly column dedicated to – as you probably have already guessed – beer. Each month, we’ll take a close look at a new or notable brew, or just one we think you should be drinking.
When you think of Boston and craft beer the first name that probably pops into your head is the ubiquitous Beantown institution and craft beer pioneer Samuel Adams, who have been around since 1984 and are now the largest American-owned brewery.
Following not too far behind though were the folks at Harpoon, who have been at it since 1986 and at the time became the first company to obtain a permit to manufacture and sell alcohol in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in over 25 years. Starting out with its flagship Harpoon Ale, the brewery has offered up a variety of year-round, seasonals, an entire line of unfiltered beers, as well as their limited release 100 Barrel and Leviathan series.
Now for the first time in their 26 year history Harpoon has decided to enter the ever growing world of craft canned beers, by offering up two of their signature brews – their Summer Beer and IPA – in a limited run of 12-packs this summer. READ ON for more of this month’s Strange Brew…