What’s On Tap: Dan Lagueux & Stacy Breton of New England’s Tap House Grill!
New England’s Tap House Grille offers a new take on the classic American grille. We have a farm-to-table philosophy and offer as much locally-grown food as possible. Our 48 beers on tap provide a beer for every taste, including local brews and beer that you might not find on tap anywhere else. Our bartenders and servers are very knowledgeable about our foods and brews and can guide you towards a beer that fits your favorite tastes or help you pair the beer with your meal of choice.
We are open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Special events throughout the week offer unique entertainment opportunities for everyone. The Tap House is a kid-friendly environment so please bring the whole family. Come in and find out for yourself what all the buzz is about.
Bert’s Better Beers’ Draft Pick(s) of the Week:
1. Rayon Biere Pit Caribou
2. Smutlabs Durty
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Kettle to Keg’s In the Kettle: Worth Chillers are WORTH IT!
New England’s Tap House Grill’s Ale Communications:
1.Wheaties Is Now Making Beer, for Those Who Want a Different Breakfast of Champions HefeWheaties tallboys roll out
Wheaties is wheat cereal. Hefeweizen is wheat beer. Now, General Mills has done the inevitable and created a Wheaties-branded Hefeweizen in partnership with Minneapolis craft brewery Fulton.
“We were intrigued from the get-go on this idea for many reasons, including that we’re both Minneapolis companies, and that the beer and the cereal both started from the same place in terms of raw ingredients and the same city,” Fulton president and co-founder Ryan Petz says in this General Mills blog post.
“We had been sampling a number of Hefeweizens, so we had been discussing with the Wheaties team what we liked,” says Petz. “Someone on the team said HefeWheaties, and it kind of sprung out from there.”
Everything from the recipe to the can design was a collaboration, which came about simply because some General Mills employees are friends with some of the folks at Fulton. (Petz even worked at General Mills for a while.)
At least for now, you’ll have to travel to Minnesota to sample the stuff. Beginning Aug. 26, it will be available in the Twin Cities market in four-pack cans of 16-ounce tallboys. It won’t be available for shipment or purchase outside Minnesota. Read More
2.Beer Mile World Record Apparently Broken Twice in 24 Hours
On Friday, August 7, Australian Josh Harris, 25, posted a YouTube video of himself finishing a beer mile in 4:56.2 during a solo run. His time beat the previous official record set by James Nielsen, of Novato, California, whose 4:57.1 from April 2014 marked the first-ever sub-five beer mile. Read More
3.Indianapolis brewery explains ‘Tom Brady Sux’ beer can born-on date
When in doubt, blame it on a grown man who goes by Biscuit. That’s what the Sun King Brewery is doing after some 20,000 cans of their Wee Mac Scottish Ale were printed with a born-on date that included the message, “Tom Brady Sux.” Read More
4. State law allows drinking of non-alcoholic beer in cars
Question from Denise: If a person were to get pulled over and had an open bottle of non-alcoholic beer in their vehicle, would there be anything illegal about that? Also, can a minor purchase a six-pack of said beverage?
Answer: The interpretation of the term “non-alcoholic beer” and the laws regulating sales, possession and consumption of these beverages likely vary from state to state. A “non-alcoholic” beverage is described in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 27, Chapter 1, Subchapter A, Part 7, Subpart H, Section 7.71 as a malt beverage containing less than 0.5% alcohol by volume.
When considering the laws that regulate alcohol in the state of Arizona, one should look at Title 4 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Title 4-101.32 defines “spirituous liquor” as “…beverages containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.” As such, Arizona state law does not see a “non-alcoholic” beer as a “spirituous liquor.”
So, to answer Denise’s question, referring to ARS 4-251.A.1&2, it is not illegal to consume a non-alcoholic beer in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle. It is also not a violation of the statute to have an open, non-alcoholic beverage sitting in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle. Read More
5. 10 cities that love craft beer the most
Craft beer may be getting more popular across the country, but there are places where residents are almost drowning in the stuff.
The U.S. has gained an additional 699 breweries since mid-2014, and there are still another 1,755 breweries in the planning stages.
Yet the pint isn’t quite as full in some places as it is in others. At the end of 2014, 431 of the nation’s 3,400 breweries were in California. Oregon, Washington and Colorado had more than 705 breweries combined. That’s 8% of U.S. states accounting for nearly a third of the nation’s brewing facilities. It also doesn’t help when you have tiny Vermont, with its 40 breweries, sporting more breweries per 100,000 adults (8.6) than Florida (0.8). A lot of this is attributed to state beer laws, but there are also just some places that really love their beer.
It also helps that, in those places, local craft beer has become more important to drinkers in general. According to Nielsen, while 35% of drinking age adults say they’re interested in drinking a beer labeled “craft,” 45% want a beer that’s made locally. That share jumps to 53% among drinkers ages 21 to 34. With a little help from Nielsen and a big hat tip to MarketWatch’s Trey Williams, who put this information under our nose, here are 10 cities that make craft beer a greater percentage of their local beer purchases than any other place. While 11 breweries still account for 90% of all beer drunk in this country, these cities are shuffling the selection: Read More
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