Well, 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.
Two 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.