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Cape Ann Brewing Co. is Bringing on the Cans

Jeremy Goldberg, owner of Cape Ann Brewing Co. and his incredible crew have just opened their new canning facility on Whittemore Street in Gloucester…and it is gorgeous.  I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything so shiny and clean!  I don’t claim to know much about the process of brewing beer, but I can say that their new facility and equipment are incredibly impressive.

On Friday evening they welcomed their “Mug Club” members to tour their new digs and I was happy to tag along.  To use their own words, “Fisherman’s beer — whose bold flavor and character reflect the spirit and courage of the sailors of the North Atlantic fishing fleet — is a tribute to hard work and a salute to friendships that endure.”  Well, it is clear that is true, when in the presence of this group of friends/co-coworkers.  They were excited, enthusiastic, and, as they should be, very proud of what they are accomplishing.

Check out their website for more information

Be on the lookout for the news cans…each design proudly showcasing the Fishermen’s Memorial Statue…and don’t forget to stop by the Pub at Cape Ann Brewing for some great eats, entertainment, and a seat on Gloucester’s Harbor before the nice weather is behind us!

Awesome things happening locally!  Great work, Cape Ann Brewing Co.!

 

Beer and Cheese Pairing at Savour Wine and Cheese

On Friday Feb. 1, Savour Wine and Cheese had a Beer and Cheese Pairing event!  They had a variety of cheeses and beers available for tasting, and a sheet for you to mark what you thought were the best pairings.  If you identified all the same pairings as the store’s expert, you got a gift certificate!  Also, all the featured beers and cheese were on sale %20 off.

I stopped by at the beginning of the event.  I didn’t try the beer because I had to drive right afterwards, but I did try the cheeses, which were all very tasty. I ended up buying a cheese called “Red Dragon”, a Welsh cheddar made with ale and mustard seeds – really good, with a distinctive flavor! Here are some photos I got before the crowd arrived (I only had time to be there at the beginning when there were only a couple of people, but more were arriving as I left).

 

- Fr. Matthew Green

 

Public Service Announcement From FOB Joe McKechnie Water, Wine and Beer

To paraphrase W.C. Fields, “I don’t drink water, because fish screw in it.”

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine.. .
and those who don’t.

As Ben Franklin said:

In wine there is wisdom,
in beer there is freedom,
in water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials,
scientists have demonstrated that if we drink
1 liter of water each day,
at the end of the year we would have absorbed
more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli , (E. coli) – bacteria
found in feces.

In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop..

However,
we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer
(or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor)
because alcohol has to go through a purification process
of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.

Remember:

Water = Poop,
Wine  = Health.

Therefore, it’s better to drink wine and talk stupid,
than to drink water and be full of crap.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information:

Cape Ann Brewing Seasonal Offering

Photo- North Shore Magazine

Photo- North Shore Magazine

Cape ann Brewing was featured in NorthShore Magazine-

By Alexandra Pecci

Cape Ann Brewing Fisherman’s Bavarian Wheat

This summer specialty is an unfiltered Hefeweizen with hints of banana and clove. “It’s the perfect kind of beer for sitting out in the sun and enjoying the weather,” says Owner and Head Brewer Jeremy Goldberg. 27 Commercial St., Gloucester, 978- 281-4782, capeannbrewing.com.

For other North Shore brewer offerings click this text to go to the North Shore Magazine Article

Dogtown Books Has This -Beer New England Book

I was thinking that the boys down at Cape Ann Brewing would love to have this.  There are many out of print books at Dogtown Book Store.  Swing by and check it out.  I bet you find something you like.  Just like I found that book of Edward Hopper paintings.

If  Bob doesn’t have a hard to get book, he will try to locate a copy for you.  That’s the kind of service you get at small town shops like Dogtown Book Store and others in Downtown Gloucester that you would never get at a mall.

You get shop keepers who care.  They give a shit.  They aren’t employees at a mall store punching a clock.  They go the extra mile.  It’s just another reason Gloucester Rocks!  I just love our Downtown.

Dogtown Books Has This -Beer New England Book, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

 

Cape Ann Brewing Grand Opening

Yesterday I went down to Commercial St. for the Grand Opening of the Cape Ann Brewing Co. It was packed and everyone was having a good time. The weather cooperated so there were tons of people out walking. Even though it was busy, the guys took time to talk with me, clarify some of the processes, and were just downright friendly.

They use the British method of brewing beer. Check here for information on this process and here for an explanation of the bunghole. Yikes! I hope I have this right!

Thanks to TJ,  Mary, Jeremy, and everyone for a great time. Best of luck!

Careful, this has music!