Enjoy the best homebrew in Boston


This past November I judged at the Best of Boston Homebrew competition. I wrote a post about the inaugural competition as I crammed for my Beer Judge Certification Program tasting exam. This years’ winner will have his beer served on tap at Framingham Beer Works.

The second annual competition was held at the future home of the Down the Road Brewery in Everett. I was able to sneak a peek at renderings of what the finished brewery will look like, and it looks like it will be another great spot for beer lovers in the area.

I judged a variety of categories, but do not believe I tasted the winning brew. The folks at Beer Works conducted the best of show round on a different day and time, so I didn’t get to participate in that.

I am sure the beer will be excellent. If you are in the Metro West area next Wednesday, be sure to check it out.

Here is the press release from the Modern Homebrew Emporium who hosted the competition:

We are a retail shop in North Cambridge with pretty deep roots (26 years!) in the local community. This past November we held our 2nd Best of Boston Homebrew Competition. There were 180 entries evaluated against the updated, rigorous BJCP standards in 18 groupings. The best of each group advanced to a Best of Show round judged by the brewers at Beer Works. They have decreed Graeme Robinson of Stow the Best of Boston with his Double IPA! Rounding out the top three were Tyler McSorley of Watertown with an American IPA and Eric Esner of Woburn with an American Pale Ale.

The winning recipe was adapted to the brewing system at the Framingham Beer Works, where it was brewed earlier this month. On Wednesday, 3 February, we’re going to tap into the Champion Beer of Boston (CBoB)! Join us at 6:30 for a toast to our champion homebrewer! We have a Facebook page for this event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1063762977009275/

We are proud to announce that this year we raised $500 for our charitable partner, Ales for ALS™! We would also like to recognize Down the Road Brewery for hosting the judging event at their future home in Everett, MA.

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