“I wanted to make it 9 percent and bars were like, “9 percent beer? I don’t know dude…’”
Oktoberfest-y beers to look forward to at Oktoberfest Boston September 18 and 19. And there will be brats. Oh yes, there will be brats.
For a while it appeared that the residential area was about to be infected with yet another Starbucks franchise ... until the landlords decided to give first-time brewpub owners Bert Holdredge and Jeff Rowe a shot at their dream.
“The more good restaurants and talented chefs in Boston … it raises the bar for everyone. And the people that can’t hang will fall off.”
It's all looking good for post-Labor Day.
“There’s a lot of ‘extreme beers’ out there, and that’s not what I’m going for. What I want to achieve is good beer that’s got a bit more of a universal appeal"
“We get the most surprise from brewers, they’re the most surprised with what we’ve done.”
“We don’t want to start too small,” says Jones. “We’re going as big as we can afford at first.”
If you’ve had enough of the Boston scene and are craving an aural adventure with mettle (not metal, ahem) and authenticity, Nova Scotia has it going on.
Be sure to note the subterranean “Walnut Room” for a refuge during live shows, as well as a space for themed events (in the works: video game nights).