Our Valentine's Day Beer Picks

Forget the flowers, the heart-shaped antacid "candies", and waxy milk chocolates. Valentine's Day is just 10 days away, and what's more romantic than wooing the person you love with beer?

To help you navigate the beer aisle, we've selected our top Valentine's Day beers. Chocolate beers > chocolates.

Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout. Gently roasted organic chocolate malts blended with organic cocoa make this one smooth, creamy brew. Beer Advocate gives this a 94.

Beer Can Appreciation

More craft brewers are ditching bottles and making the switch to cans. The rise in popularity of canning is due to a number of factors: easier to recycle, less breakage, more surface space for logo/branding, and no light contamination. Some breweries only can, while others use cans for special releases. Mobile canning companies have emerged in response to the resurgence of the can in the craft beer industry. Cans are the new “thing.” Again.

Predictions for Craft Beer in 2015

2015 MAY BE THE BIG YEAR FOR BEER

- By Kerry J. Byrne for the Boston Herald: http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/food_dining/2014/12/2015_may_b...

The past year was the most dynamic in the history of American craft brewing.The combination of entrepreneurial spirit, creative energy and consumer thirst means this will be another explosive year for American beer makers.

Beer Works Introduces "Battle of the Brews"

Throughout the month of January, Beer Works fans will have the opportunity to critique and vote for their favorite brews.

The “Battle of the Brews” is an in-house beer competition between Beer Works’ own brands and will take place at all six Beer Works locations. Starting January 5th, for just four dollars, participants are given four different 4 oz. samples of beer and a voting ballot. The four beers are two different styles, with two varieties of each style. The contenders are:

Back Bay IPA vs. The Contender IPA
Pale 2 vs. Big Boy IPA

In the Holiday Spirit, Craft Brewers Guild Donates

The Children's hospital at Mass General is going to need more wrapping paper.

On December 17th over 130 toys, all donated by Craft Brewers Guild staff, were delivered to MGH. Naturally, we took the opportunity to build a giant mountain of all the toys and take pictures with it.

The toys ranged from art supplies, board games, and dolls to battery-operated cars and will be distributed by hospital staff to children and families in their care.

New Holland Joins the Family

Craft Boston would like to formally introduce New Holland Brewing to the Boston metro area, as we welcome them into our family of excellent craft beers. They will be available in July. 
 
A little bit about New Holland (from them):
 
Each bottle of our craft beer and artisan spirits captures a flavor, a harvest, a season, a moment in time.
 

Brand New Website!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved website! The new website offers a variety of information for both consumers and retailers. The site now has a comprehensive portfolio of beers and breweries to explore, as well as an education portal so you can become an expert on all things beer-from beer styles, to the brewing process, to the appropriate glass to serve your fresh beer in. We also offer an inside look at the amazing teams we have around the country!
 

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