Battle Road Brewing Company will toast the past with a lineup featuring a 1775 Tavern ale, Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale, a Lexington Green East India Pale Ale and a Midnight Ride Tavern Porter.
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New brewers will toast the past with a lineup featuring a 1775 Tavern ale, Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale, a Lexington Green East India Pale Ale and a Midnight Ride Tavern Porter.
Like so many Americans before them, Jeremy Cross and Scott Houghton looked to the Battle Road as a symbol of freedom. The hallowed stretch from Concord to Lexington (and from there on into Boston) along which colonial militias once engaged the British Regulars in a running battle, has quenched many a thirst over the years: For freedom, for innovation, for grape juice and, now, for craft beer. Brewers with 35 years of industry experience between them, Cross and Houghton have decided to branch out on their own, starting Battle Road Brewing Company. While finding a name that evokes a reaction is considered crucial for breweries, it was an easy choice for Cross and Houghton. In Battle Road Brewing Company, they’ve got one that neatly combines …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Concord Center gets a Cultural District designation; check out the different cultural opportunities there.
Good morning, all, and welcome to a brand-new week! Did you have a good weekend, do anything fun? I spent a chunk of my weekend in hockey rinks – yes, believe it or not, the uber-long season of kid hockey has begun, with skates needing sharpening weekly from now until, oh, April. With any luck, you did something a little more cultural. Speaking of culture, did you know that Concord Center has been added to the list of sites designated as Cultural Districts by the Massachusetts Cultural Council? We got the designation a few weeks ago, thanks to the efforts of Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stephanie Stillman, as well as supporting letters written by local cultural concerns near the center of town. Here’s how it came about: Back in …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Our Best of Patch Readers' Choice winner.
If you’re looking to “get away” but don’t feel like going very far, the Alcott Orchard House is a great “destination,” according to our readers. The home where Louisa May Alcott famously penned “Little Women” in 1868 topped this week’s poll with a whopping 51 votes to win our most recent Best of Patch Readers’ Choice contest, for best place to staycation in or around Concord. Our readers showed their appreciation for local history, voting for Old North Bridge, Walden Pond and Minute Man National Historical Park as well. They also recommended the Self Indulgence Day Spa for a more relaxing “get-away.” Be sure to review the staycation spots yourself on our Patch Places page. We're doing a poll on the Best Grocery/Convenience Stores in and …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Patch continues its Historical Concord series with a peek into Concord's National Park.
Many will say that there is perhaps no greater place in Concord, or the whole of New England for that matter, to engage in as much living history than Minute Man National Park, located at 174 Liberty Street. “At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775, and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors,” details Minute Man's website. The park is open daily during the summer months from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and offers a copious amount of programs, guided tours and other engagements that immerse wanderers in a history long since passed, but certainly not forgotten. The Minute…
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Patch examines one of the country's oldest churches.
The First Parish Church first hosted a gathering July 15, 1636 in New Town – in what would be modern day Cambridge. The first Reverend's to lead what the puritan settlers called “meetings” were Rev. Peter Bulkeley and Rev. John Jones. From here the church flourished and became a central figure in the political and spiritual make-up of early Concord. In October of 1774, after British troops took over Harvard dorms in the infamous Boston blockade, the church functioned as classrooms for Harvard students and even helped to find homes for the wayward students throughout the community. “Students were farmed out to various families,” said First Parish Curator and Sacristan, Douglas Baker. “The church was happy to provide classroom space for …