OTC in Boston & Harpoon Brewery

I was in Boston this week for meetings and had a chance to check out some of my old stomping grounds.  I am a proud graduate of Northeastern University and actually lived in this outstanding city for nearly eight years.

It’s a great town that keeps getting better.  One of the best parts of the visit was our meet-up at the original Harpoon Brewery.  Harpoon IPA is perhaps one of my all-time favorite beers and is, for better or worse, inextricably tied to many of my college memories. Thanks to Corey and the tasting room team for making our experience such a blast.

Founded by to Harvard grads, Harpoon was originally called the Massachusetts Bay Brewing Company.  Figuring that those are a lot of words to fit on a beer label, they came up with “Harpoon.”  Classic marketing: one word, two syllables, simple but iconic imagery and most importantly, a very good product.

We also were able to have one of our dinners up in the North End and spend an evening walking all over this great city.  A note of thanks to @BostonMo for some great restaurant suggestions.

I happened to be staying in the newly renovated South Boston Waterfront area, an easy stroll to Rowes Wharf and Quincey Market.  There are so may options when it comes to selecting your Boston base camp, but if you want to be in the middle of the action, take a look at Copley Square.  Bordered by the iconic Boston Public Library, Prudential and John Hancock towers, outstanding shopping and a plethora of restaurants, this part of town is a great place to plant your flag.

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  1. I love the harpoon brewery, and I hope you enjoyed yourself during the tasting session. That seems to always top of a great experience there

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