Sam Adams to honor David Ortiz with a “Big Hapi” beer

Samuel Adams is raising a glass to Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, also known as “Big Papi,” with a limited release beer. The Boston-based brewery is specifically issuing 541 bottles of “Big Hapi,” an 8% ABV mango-infused double-IPA, this Friday to pay homage to each home run Ortiz slammed out of the park during his 19-year career. For … [ Read more]

Boston’s Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project closes, on to next adventure

Dann Paquette and Martha Holley-Paquette, owners of Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, announced today in an open letter on their blog that they will cease operations and be moving on to a new project—though what that is remains to be seen. From the owners: Brewing our beers has been a great labor and a … [ Read more]

Boston Brew News: Charles River Pale Ale and “Pay-To-Play”

Two beer updates from Beantown: Boston’s Harpoon Brewery will brew a pale ale with water from the Charles River. The once-disgusting river has apparently grown clearer over the years, and the 400 gallons of water for the limited-edition brew was purified before it hit the mash tun. And in less-surprising news, Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has … [ Read more]