Yikes, summer’s just flying by…and clearly the craft beer biz isn’t slowing down any time soon. But no worries, the Beer Buzz is always on the case, keeping you up on all the beer news and lifestyle that matters. Plus we’ve an all-important update on what we’ve been drinking lately and you don’t want to miss that!
Night Shift To Open Two Riverside Beer Gardens Around Boston (Everett, MA) – Night Shift Brewing has announced that they’ll be opening two Owl’s Nest beer gardens on the Charles River in August which will not only serve up their award-winning beers but also showcase Night Shift Distributing’s growing portfolio of independent craft producers.
The first Owl’s Nest beer garden will open in early August on Boston’s Esplanade, just steps away from the legendary Hatch Shell. It will be the summer home for Night Shift’s newly built, state-of–art, 24-tap beer trailer.
The second Owl’s Nest beer garden will also open in August at Brighton’s scenic Herter Park, alongside its 350-seat outdoor, riverside amphitheater on the Charles River.
Night Shift partnered with the MA Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) to make the Hector Park beer garden happen and with The Esplanade Association to make their Esplanade location a reality. And Night Shift has pledged to contribute a portion of their sales to support each of the non-profit’s efforts.
Words to Drink By (Portland, Maine) “Does such a thing as ‘the fatal flaw,’ that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn’t. Now I think it does.” – Donna Tartt, The Secret History
Prime Pilsners Go West (Venice, CA) – A festival dedicated entirely to the Pilsner is heading west to Firestone Walker’s the Propagator in Venice Beach on Saturday July 28th and will be featuring more than 50 top pilsner producers from around the world.
Pils & Love is an outgrowth of Pils Pride, a European event established in 2008 by Agostino Arioli of Birrificio Italiano. Last summer, Arioli brought his passion for pilsners stateside, collaborating with Oxbow Brewing Company to create the inaugural Pils & Love event in Portland, Maine.
What We’ve Been Drinking Lately (Bend, OR) – With summer heating up we’ve been drinking lighter pale ales here at the ACB compound and Starr Hill has a good one that’s now available in 16oz cans in their new Jam Pack Variety 12-pack. Part of their year-round portfolio since 2013 Starr Hill Grateful Pale Ale is a 4.7% ABV fresh spin on the American Pale Ale that never disappoints.