This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending a very cool beer tweet-up at the Cambridge Brewing Company (CBC). My reader Melissa emailed me about it and said her husband, Josh of Lost in the Beer Aisle, was organizing it and that it would be a fun opportunity to meet up. New friends + drinks… I’m in!
Now, I’m sure you noticed I don’t drink much beer. I used to in college, and a good amount at that, but after a while the watered down “light” variety was just not doing it for me anymore (the days of drinking to get drunk are over) and most strong beers are usually too hoppy or bitter for my taste buds. Once in a while my husband (who LOVES beer) gives me a taste of his pint and I really enjoy it but I’m afraid I’d get overwhelmed or bored with a whole one so I rarely order beer at bars and never do at restaurants.
I’m always up for trying new things, though, and CBC proved to be a great little local brewing company. The atmosphere was perfect for a blogger meet-up too… laid back, lots of space, lots of beer excitement and free rein to take as many photos as you want without anyone looking at you funny. 😆
Quite a few beer enthusiasts showed up.
As I’m sure you’ve guessed from the name, CBC brews their own beers. Behind the bar, you could see the brewing equipment. I thought it added even more character to the space and of course we all knew the stuff we were drinking was very fresh.
There were 11 beers on tap. I told the bartender I liked fruity and wheat beers and he recommended the weekapaug gruit as well as the tripel threat. I remembered that I also recently started liking espresso stouts so I gave theirs a taste as well.
Redbarn espreso stout (on left), weekapaug gruit (on right)
The espresso stout was delicious but the slight bitterness scared me from ordering a whole one. The weekapaug gruit was amazing, though! The bartender mentioned it was brewed with lots of herbs and Adam said it smelled like an herb garden. The sophisticated beer drinker that I am, I could not smell or taste herbs. I did however taste a slightly sweet, unhopped, smoooooooth beer. Lots of body too (can you say that about beer? I would for wine). I was in love!
Gorgeous, isn’t it? I had 2!
The hosts: Josh and Melissa. They were so friendly and fun. Loved meeting you both, guys!!
There was even a raffle. I didn’t win anything but I do need to get my hands on some beer cookies they were giving out. They looked like hard mini pretzels and I’m totally intrigued now.
Melissa and I:
It was such a fun event! I met some cool people and discovered a new beer that I love. If they sold it in growlers, I’d take some home with me. Maybe that’s for the better – daily drinking is not something I’d like to start engaging in.
If you live in the area and haven’t been to the Cambridge Brewing Company, definitely check it out. Thanks again, Josh and Melissa for organizing this event. I hope there are many more to come! 😀
Where does beer rank on your drink preference scale? What’s your favorite kind?