Joey — here’s a report on last night’s Blue Shutters Beachside Chili Cookoff.. I’ve attached some photos..and included a link to our blog post on this.
It’s been just a few hours since the last of the chili leftovers were stowed in the fridge, but folks are already talking about plans for our next Blue Shutters Beachside Chili Cookoff. Last night’s event — our first-ever — featured nine different chili contestants…and even more very happy unofficial chili tasters. It was up to our judges — Jeremy Goldberg of the Cape Ann Brewing Company and Doug Silva of the Topside Grill and Pub — to chose the winner. Taking the trophy was Joe Paonessa of Stoneham, who was awarded a gift card for a free return visit to the Blue Shutters. Jeremey and Doug also chose second- and third-place runner-ups — Mark Sapienza of Stoneham and Sheri Dellagrotta of Rhode Island — and rewarded them with gift certificates to the brewery and the Topside (Mark had an a bit of an advantage…he’s the executive chef at the Langham Hotel in Boston; he’ll be back at the Blue Shutters next month to headline our wine and food tasting). The judges agreed: it was a tough decision, with a varity of chili recipes and every one was a winner. In addition to chili, guests enjoyed a selection of Cape Ann Brewery beers (courtesy of Jeremy), wine and sangria, Valentine’s desserts and all of the usual chili accompaniments. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a fun evening. We’ll be holding another Blue Shutters Chili Cookoff — once we finish off the left-overs…which could take quite awhile. But for now, our focus is set on our next event: a Mardi Gras Murder Mystery on March 5. If that’s half as much fun as the Chili Cookoff (and our pastmurder mystery nights) we’re all in for great evening.
In the tradition of Good Morning Gloucester always bringing you into the local joints first we yet again bring you the first photos taken by media inside Cape Ann Brewing and an interview with owner Jeremy Goldberg who gives the rundown of what the differences between the old place and the new.
It’s what we do- bring you inside first.
The bar is looooooong. Lots of wood, a beautiful deck overlooking the working waterfront, serious kitchen and wide open. This space is sure to bring in locals as well as craft beer enthusiasts in just another fantastic reason to make Gloucester a destination.
The kitchen will be serving comfort food and some very interesting seafood dishes (I’ll leave the details for our video interview with Jeremy Goldberg)
Video at 8AM
Here is Jeremy Goldberg, owner and head brewer at Cape Ann Brewing’s new tattoo featuring the Man at The Wheel and the Cape Ann Brewing Logo.
For the Fisherman tattoo slide Show click this text
Running into Jeremy Goldberg at the Common Crow yesterday I asked what he was doing. He was picking out some teas to use in designing a new Cape Ann Brewing Tea Beer.
Video tomorrow at 8AM
Cape Ann Brewing smoke fish plate featuring Sasquatch Smokehouse locally
smoked fish and cheeses from the New England area.. Plate produced by Jon Conant at Everlution Forms and The Hive fame.
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