We have survived the January and February installments of the YiB as well as a few side trips, so now it is on to the third month; Boston for St. Patrick’s Day.
Boston is probably our favorite city to visit in the U.S. and not just because of the beer; the history is pretty cool too. Thus, when we first conceived of the YiB almost two years ago, after Munich, Boston was the second city we chose.
This will be our fifth trip in the last six years for Paddy’s Day. Our only wish is for warmer weather than we have had in the past.
We will be returning to some of our favorite beer haunts… Beerworks, Cambridge Brewing, Harpoon, Barking Crab, the Black Rose, and the Publick House. We will also be picking up some new breweries though all are outside of Boston.
Here are the new breweries we are going to visit:
- Cape Ann Brewing in Gloucester, MA
- Smuttynose in Portsmouth, NH
- Portsmouth Brewing in Portsmouth, NH
- Watch City Brewing in Waltham, MA
We also will be meeting up with Brad Ruppert and his wife. Brad was a fellow finalist for the Chief Beer Officer position.
Outside of beer, we will be catching a Bruins game as well as checking out the St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston.
If there is one disappointment about this trip, it is that we are not seeing a Dropkick Murphys show. Besides being one of our favorite bands, DKM was included in the original conception of the YiB. We tried to get tickets but were thwarted (anyone have extras?).
In their place, we are seeing another Boston celtic punk band… Larkin Brigade.
As always, if you want to meet us for a pint, just contact us. If you have extra DKM tickets, that would be even better.