I’ve gotten interested in home beer brewing in the past few months. Some time ago I was driving home and happened to pass a sign for a craft distillery here in Boston called Grandten. I checked out their website and had just missed a speaking engagement with Amy Stewart, garden writer and author of the Drunken Botanist. Even though I missed the lecture, I bought her book and became fascinated in how plants have, for centuries, been distilled into different libations.
After reading this book (which I’m sure I’ll blog more about later), the easiest entry into the world of home booze making seemed to be beer. I did a bit of research and bought a kit from Craft a Brew and made what turned out to be a really stellar IPA.
This is a long intro to the real story, which is that when my dad visited Boston this week, I thought it would be fun to visit a local brewery. So, we went on a very cool tour of the Harpoon Brewery, right here in the Seaport District of Boston, to check out their operation.
|Beer hall/bar for before and after the tour|
|You can get fresh made pretzels made with spent grains. Great recycling approach!|