It's Saturday afternoon. Your friends are in town for the weekend, and you want to show them a good time. You want them to experience your neighborhood; it's charm, it's people, and all it has to offer. You want to show them why you live where you do.
You're visiting the Boston area. You want to take in all the sights, the sounds, the tastes. You have dinner reservations tonight and a few hours to kill before. You love exploring, experiencing local scenes, and beer.
No matter who you are and where you're coming from, if you love beer, this tour's for you!
Start your adventure at:
Lamplighter Brewing Co. - A lot of funk and a lot of fun
Brewing beers from a 10,000 square foot former car garage in the heart of Cambridge, Lamplighter creates beer "that you've never had anywhere else". Why the name Lamplighter? "When lit, they're warm, they're welcoming, and they feel like Cambridge. They are also a symbol of community, tradition, and (at the time when they were used...) progress. A lamplighter was the guy or gal who was responsible for lighting these beacons, and we similarly hope to mimic these qualities in our taproom and beer."
One-off batches, uber funky sours, and flavor-driven ales reign here.
Our favorites: Stardust, Jackalope, and Birds of a Feather
Next, head here for a light meal or snack along with the beers:
Cambridge Brewing Co. - Traditional, new American and experimental beer styles
CBC has been producing handcrafted beers since 1989. With the goal of pushing the boundaries of brewing while still providing accessible beers, CBC creates a broad spectrum of styles ranging from recreations of historical beer recipes from around the world to single-batch seasonals made with local ingredients.
Everything served at CBC is created and produced with the environment in mind. Recycling, composting, energy-efficient lighting, water re-use and non-toxic cleaning supplies are the business practices here. CBC partners with with local suppliers and to support the local economy. "A good business can only be as strong as the community that supports it and should in turn give back in ways that empower that community".
Our favorites: Flower Child IPA, Tall Tale Pale Ale
Finish your tour at:
Aeronaut Brewing Co - A renaissance of local victuals and industrial revitalization
Down the road in Somerville, Aeronaut Brewing Co. not only merges science and beer but is also an event space and Food Hub, home to severals food related businesses including a farm-to-table restaurant, a chocolatier and a farmer's market delivery service.
Know for tasty brews with space-age names and out-of-this-world can art, drop in for a tasting flight and bring back a 4 pack.
Our favorites: Session with Dr. Nandu IPA, Robot Crush