January 3rd, 2008

Meet Ms. Mug

Ms. MugWhile 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.

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4 Responses to “Meet Ms. Mug”

  1. femmme

    I love to hear this asI am a femme beer lover myself. i am actually a beer snob, it seems here in Boston.Having lived all over the west coast you get accustomed to different micro brews and have tastes for certain ones. Then, upon return, there are no good selections here. Te more I dig the more I find. Some are even popping up in pubs. Evolution is occurring!

  2. ljclark

    I personally think that Boston is a great beer city, very cosmopolitan. Follow your nose, and you’ll drink well.

  3. "Big" Mark

    Ms Mug,

    Good luck on your journey. I have enjoyed your articles especially “The pink elephant in the room” It still hangs on our wall.

    Will we be able to hear anymore of your writing eleswhere. Do you have a fan club?

    Let us know where you will be and say hi from time to time. Or come and visit us at the Dark Horse Brewing Co. in Michigan. Your beers are on the house…ask for “Big” Mark. You will always be welcome.


  4. ljclark

    Mark, I am flattered, and I appreciate your taking the time to read my columns. For the time being, you can find my writing — and any updates on future gigs — right here on drinkboston.com. If I am in Michigan, I’ll stop by!

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