Bostonians are as crazy about their beer as they are about their sports. But they’re as separated as Mets and Yankee fans when it comes to the local favorites, Samuel Adams and Harpoon Brewery.
The first brewery in Massachusetts went up as soon as the pilgrims ran aground. They were originally headed to Virginia, but landed in Massachusetts when they ran out of beer. Water could contain deadly bacteria that alcohol killed, so they drank beer instead. Years later, the Boston Tea party (Boston’s last party involving tea) started at a tavern meeting.
Boston is home to the largest craft brewery (Sam Adams), a number of microbreweries, and has the highest beer consumption rate per capita in the United States. Anything that was talked about over tea a few centuries back is now talked about “ova’ a bea” (that’s my Boston accent). There are a wealth of beer bars, and brew pubs, and one of the world’s best selections of beer at Sunset Grill & Tap. Of course, thanks to TV syndication, and a working replica of the set, Boston will always live on as the home of Sam and the gang from “Cheers!”
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