Signing #CraftyBastards at @streetcarwines with Tyler from @brewmaster_jack pouring beer.

Signing #CraftyBastards at @streetcarwines with Tyler from @brewmaster_jack pouring beer.

Honey Badger “mystery brown” ale made with unlabeled malt. We don’t know what the f*** is in that beer!

Honey Badger "mystery brown" ale made with unlabeled malt. We don't know what the f*** is in that beer!This was at a Crafty Bastards signing last night at Earth Eagle Brewings and A&G Homebrew supply in Portsmouth, NH. Interesting gruits, as always, and solid brews, including the delightfully dry, bready Honey Badger. Plus old New Hampshire friends from way back in the day. Thanks, Gretchen, Butch and Alex! Great seeing you, Glen, Rodger and Frank!

 

 

DigBoston Review of Crafty Bastards

DigBoston review

In the latest issue of DigBoston, Karen Cinpinski’s article, “Honest Pint: You Bastards,” reviews Crafty Bastards in the Dig’s good, old irreverent style. “In light of DigBoston‘s forthcoming craft beer issue, I rapped with Clark about her new book and some of the aspects of the Northeast’s boozy history that she finds most fascinating,” she writes.

Thanks for grooving up my book talk, Aeronaut Brewing. Now for the after-party.

Thanks for grooving up my book talk, Aeronaut Brewing. Now for the after-party.

July 4 beer tasting with America’s Test Kitchen

Me and Christopher Kimball pictured on the ATK blog.

Me and Christopher Kimball pictured on the ATK blog.

It was a blast to be on America’s Test Kitchen’s July 4 special this past weekend (in Boston, it aired on WGBH): “The Amazing History, Lore and Science of America’s Favorite Drink,” a.k.a. BEER! I show up at about the 29:00 minute mark. Before me, there’s a terrific interview on the history of beer with author Maureen Ogle, plus lots of barbecue tips sprinkled through the rest of the show. I’ll show up on ATK again in the fall talking about cold-weather brews. Stay tuned.

I also wrote a post on the tasting, and beer styles in general, for America’s Test Kitchen Feed (the ATK blog) called “Making Sense of Beer Styles.” Cheers!

Book talk at the South End Historical Society

Book talk at the South End Historical Society

Beer and Broads

Vilija from Cape Cod Beer hoists her keg in celebration of female brewers.

Vilija from Cape Cod Beer hoists her keg in celebration of female brewers.

Check out Union Park Press’ recap of the unprecedented and fantastically fun Beer & Broads event at Stoddard’s in Boston last week. Lots of party pics! Plus, the whole shebang was written up by Kerry Byrne, who resurrected the Boston Herald’s beer column with beer and broads as his inaugural topic.

In the Globe and on WBUR

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Thanks to Gary Dzen for a fun June 7 Sunday Globe piece on me and Crafty Bastards. It was also a blast talking to Anthony Brooks on WBUR’s Radio Boston on June 11, along with Dan Paquette and Martha Simpson-Holley of Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project.

Martha Simpson-Holley and Dann Paquette of Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, and me.

Martha Simpson-Holley and Dann Paquette of Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, and me.

What up, Manch Vegas? Need a signed Bastard?

What up, Manch Vegas? Need a signed Bastard?

Signed Bastards at the Boston Shaker

Signed Bastards at the Boston Shaker.

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh, Old Man Drinks by Robert Schnakenberg, and American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye by Clay Risen. Not only am I in good company, I’m at a rockin’ good party. I got the beer, fellas.