Cold-weather beers on America’s Test Kitchen

ATK-coldweatherbeersWell, I got to hang with Christopher Kimball again on America’s Test Kitchen radio show recently (scroll to 37:00). The theme: Cold-weather beers. I went to Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont and chose five brews in different styles and from different places in the U.S. In order, we (notably) went from dark to light, weak to strong: Uinta Baba Black Lager, Brooklyn Brown Ale, Stone Smoked Porter, Geary’s Hampshire Ale and Allagash Tripel. After listening to the short segment, check out my notes about the beers on the ATK blog The Feed.

#UnionParkPress latest title debuts this Sat at #BostonBookFest, where I'll be signing #CraftyBastards at 11!

#UnionParkPress latest title debuts this Sat at #BostonBookFest, where I'll be signing #CraftyBastards at 11!

Portland book party! #CraftyBastards #Bunker #RisingTide #Oxbow #Fun

Portland book party! #CraftyBastards #Bunker #RisingTide #Oxbow #Fun

Two new ‘Bastard’ reviews

Yankee Brew News - book reviewTwo new reviews of Crafty Bastards — one in Maine Today and one in Yankee Brew News – make me smile. In Maine Today, Dave Patterson writes: “With prose as crisp and clean as a Peeper Ale, Clark’s Crafty Bastards is an engaging, evocative read. She absorbs her reader with intoxicating tales about the complex brewing history of New England over the last four hundred years from European settlers to early hop and grain farming practices to Prohibition to where we stand today.”

In Yankee Brew News, Kris Butler leads her review with: “Lauren Clark arrived at Stoddard’s in Boston to read from her new book, Crafty Bastards, dressed as the quintessential Yankee that she is: elegant black dress; backpack. Her writing is pure Yankee, too. No extra words, and an easy conversational style.”

Having your prose compared to the Maine Beer Co.’s Peeper Ale and being called a quintessential Yankee? Daymakers.

Come drink a cocktail with #Oxbow #RisingTide #Bunker beers at Bon Appetit fave PHAC, where I'll be signing copies of #CraftyBastards Oct 7 at 5:00.

Come drink a cocktail with #Oxbow #RisingTide #Bunker beers at Bon Appetit fave PHAC, where I'll be signing copies of #CraftyBastards Oct 7 at 5:00.

Catch me if you can: #CraftyBastards at Duxbury Food & Wine Octoberfest tomorrow night & Plimoth Plantation Sat afternoon. laurenclark.me

Catch me if you can: #CraftyBastards at Duxbury Food & Wine Octoberfest tomorrow night & Plimoth Plantation Sat afternoon. laurenclark.me

Andrea Stanley of Valley Malt, Jerome Noonan (brother of the late brewer Greg Noonan) and me at my book party at Northampton Brewery last night. #CraftyBastards

Andrea Stanley of Valley Malt, Jerome Noonan (brother of the late brewer Greg Noonan) and me at my book party at Northampton Brewery last night. #CraftyBastards

In Imbibe: Boston’s beer scene

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Boston’s beer scene gets some love in an article I wrote for the latest issue of Imbibe. Read about the breweries — Harpoon, Samuel Adams, Trillium, Notch, Pretty Things, Mystic, Idle Hands, Night Shift and the Cambridge Brewing Co. — and beer places — Row 34, the Publick House and Deep Ellum … among others. Crack open a cold one and enjoy. And while you’re at it, subscribe here.

Bow-tie, polka dots and "cold weather" beer at America's Test Kitchen. Airing Oct 4.

Bow-tie, polka dots and "cold weather" beer at America's Test Kitchen. Airing Oct 4.

Hey! I wrote an article on Boston's beer scene for Imbibe.

Hey! I wrote an article on Boston's beer scene for Imbibe.