January 3rd, 2008
Meet Ms. Mug
While the rebirth of quality classic cocktails features heavily on this site, attentive readers also know that drinkboston.com gives beer its props. “Micro,” “craft,” “artisanal” beers — whatever you want to call today’s non-megabrews — are thriving, and I have been known to compare their emergence a couple of decades ago to today’s developing taste for well made, sophisticated cocktails.
It’s dumb, then, that I have neglected to introduce drinkboston readers to my other identity, Ms. Mug. I have been writing a column by this name for the beer newspaper Ale Street News for about the past six years. Basically, I write about beer and other drinking matters from a woman’s point of view … or just my own point of view. The latest column, Beer Finally Gets Invited to Dinner, quotes personnel from some of Boston’s best restaurants/bars about how an interesting beer selection is finally becoming an essential part of any serious establishment’s overall beverage program.
Ale Street has been around for over 15 years. It’s published every other month and can be found at beer bars and brewpubs throughout Boston. The newspaper’s website is undergoing a redesign, and with any luck I’ll be able to provide a link to an archive of Ms. Mug columns in the near future.