Summer Pignics, Festivals, and One Big Party
July 2, 2012
July was supposed to be a quiet month. It really was, until the Pignic talk started. You know we love the Russell House Tavern staff, I mean, we’ve pretty much screamed it from the rooftops, er, twitter. Back when we were talking to them about events, the Pignic came up. Our beer and the nose-to-tail dinner? (Bonus points for Island Creek Oysters and Brambly Farms, of course.) We were in. Right now the dinner is sold out, but we wouldn’t be us if we didn’t make you a little jealous. Check our Chef Scelfo’s menu below and prepare to ignore us on Instagram (@highmightybrew) that day (July 11). And yes, there are some H&M cocktails below.
1st Course – Chopped Pig’s Head Sausage, Old School Potato Salad, Beer Kraut, Pig’s Tongue Pastrami, Rye Croutons, Beer Mustard, Kidney & Heart Pie, Mushy Pea Spoon, Pig Liver Chips & Onion Dip
Purity of Essence
2nd Course – Shaved Red Wattle Ham, Sweet Pickles, Beer Cheese & Saltines
3rd Course – Beer Battered Oysters, Bacon Aioli, Pickled Beets & Radishes
Hard and Mighty Summer Cocktail
4th Course – Spicy Soft Boiled Brambly Eggs with Crispy Pork Skin, Pancetta, Green Apple Vinaigrette
Beer of the Gods
5th Course – Corn Flake Crusted Pork’s Neck with Hot Sauce Ranch, Pickled Red Onions, Grilled Scallion Oil
Fumata Bianca Michelada
6th Course – Maple Brined & Smoked Pork Belly, Black Eyed Pea Vinaigrette, Candied Pig’s Tail & Walnut Crumble
Benton’s Old Fashioned
7th Course – Chicken Fried Pork Loin Chop, Creamy Cotechino Gravy, Leaf Lard Biscuit, Roasted Tomato Jam
8th Course – TURNOVER, BUCKLE & CRUMBLE
Fried Blueberry & Bacon Turnover
Sweet Berry & Smoked Shoulder Buckle
Pork Fat Roasted Peaches, Pecan Crumble
Still with us? Good, because we’ve got more. July 12th we’re kicking off Summerfest weekend with Drink Craft Beer at Olde Magoun’s Saloon. From 6-9 come hang out with us and some of our local brewing pals, there will be some snacks from the folks at Olde Magoun’s Saloon and lots of saisons on tap, including Pas de Dieux. July 13th and 14th is Drink Craft Beer’s Summerfest. We’ll be pouring Pas de Dieux, Lucky Pierre (Soured Pas de Dieux Saison), and Cherry Diddy (Experimental Pas de Dieux cherry variant). From their site:
Drink Craft Beer Summerfest is New England’s only fest focusing on Farmhouse Ales and Saisons. By attending, you’ll be able to sample 70+ Farmhouse Ales and summer beers from 25 of New England’s best craft brewers! Many of these brews are being made specifically for this event or being released here.
Additionally, you can sample and purchase from several local food vendors including long-time Drink Craft Beer friends such as Taza Chocolate and B. Good. Food options will include summer favorites such as fresh fruit popsicles, gourmet hot dogs, delicious local burgers, chocolate, cheese and more.
How Much Does It Cost?
For only $45 youll get admittance to one session and:
- Unlimited 2oz samples of 70+ Farmhouse Ales and summer beers from 25 New England craft brewers!
- Biodegradable tasting cup
- Fest Guide
Where & When Is Summerfest?
Drink Craft Beer Summerfest takes place at the Somerville Armory in Somerville, MA (191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143) , which is a quick walk from either Porter Square or Davis Square Red Line stops as well as being right on both the 88 and 90 bus lines. There will be three sessions over the course of two days:
- Friday, July 13 6pm – 9:30pm
- Saturday, July 14 1pm – 4:30pm
- Saturday, July 14 6pm – 9:30pm
Head on over to http://drinkcraftbeersummerfest.eventbrite.com/ for tickets, and grab them quick. This event will sell out soon.
Also coming up is The Big Party, with our friends at Opus Affair. Can you say no to cocktails, beer, gift bags, and a Gatsby theme? I think not. Bonus points for it being held at one of our favorite spots, Eastern Standard where Pas de Dieux will be on tap. From their site:
Opus Affair and Eastern Standard are throwing a fine arts cocktail celebration like Boston has never seen, transforming the entirety of Eastern Standard into a 1920s Gatsby-style garden party with games, food, cocktails, and live music. We’re celebrating outstanding arts organizations who are reaching out to young professionals—and inviting the whole city to join in.
Celebrating and supporting the community…
We want to recognize arts organizations reaching out to young professionals and raise funds to support their work. Specifically, we’re naming the following organizations as Big Party honorees, for the programs they have created to benefit young professionals:
- Young Partners of the Boston Ballet
- Museum Council from the Museum of Fine Arts
- H2 from the Handel and Haydn Society
- 35 Below from the Huntington Theatre
- Young Patrons from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Tickets are available on their website http://opusaffair.org/2012/the-big-party/
See you soon!
Beer Launches, Hair Band Brunches, a Festival, and Tastings All Over Town.
May 22, 2012
Ready to be overwhelmed with information? Good, because we’ve got a lot.
First off, if you’re ‘Liking’ us on Facebook, you’ve seen some shots of our brewery in Easthampton. Make sure you head on over to the page for some photos and get pumped. It’s coming along and we’ll be sharing the entire process over on the FB page.
We’ve got quite a few events coming up in the next month. On May 30th it is time to re-release our Old School Saison, Pas de Dieux(P.d.D., P Diddy, Diddy as we like to call it in-house) so it’s time for a party. This time we’ll be at JM Curley (in DTX) and for your listening pleasure it will be ” All Diddy all night”. Unless you were under a rock 15yrs. ago, we’re guessing you know what we’re getting at. We’re talking about Ma$e, SWV, Papa & Puff. Thats right ‘Bad Boy’ classics will be on heavy rotation. We’re aware that most of these ‘legendary tunes’ were under the moniker ‘Puff Daddy’, but this didn’t quite fit w/ our slang (minor inconvenience), but we are making it work. Head on over to the official event invite and RSVP or just stop on by. Nothing wrong with a Wednesday night party, especially on Temple Place. It happens to be Boston Beer Week, as well. Do your part, drink local for the week.
June 10th we’re heading to Strip T’s in Watertown for a Hair Band Brunch. Yes, we said hair in the same sentence as brunch but hear us out. Strip T’s will be serving 3 courses of our food paired with our beers. It is $30 per person and reservations are required. Seatings will start at 12pm and end at 5pm. Give them a call at (617)923-4330 to secure your spot. Get ready for delicious food and beverage, your favorite LOUD 80′s hair bands, and maybe a mullet or two. Get some AquaNet, tease your hair up, and break out the acid wash. It’s going to be crazy.
As long as we survive Hair Band Brunch (and we will), the party continues at Hotel Indigo for Urban Grape’s 2nd Anniversary Party on June 11! Tickets are sold out now but head on over to this page to be put on the waitlist (and be jealous). We love the UG team and we’re thrilled to be celebrating with them!
Still with us? Need a breather? We recommend this.
On Friday, June 15th we’ll head to the Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont for a tasting. This little beer store is an incredible spot so swing by on your way home from work, have a couple sips and take some High & Mighty home for the weekend. It’ll be worth it.
On June 16th at The Armory in Somerville, we’ll be taking part in the Hyper-Local Brewfest. The event will showcase local craft brewers and highlight, celebrate and local promote brews made with locally sourced ingredients, including hops, barley, wheat, fruit and many other local items used for flavoring–herbs, teas, coffees, chocolates, honey and more. During this event, you will also have a chance to talk with our local brewers and purchase local wine, directly from our local vintners. Head on over to http://hyperlocalbrew.eventbrite.com/ to grab your ticket.
Can you handle one more event? We hope so because we saved the best for last. June 23 & 24th we’ll be hanging in Worcester with Shelton Brothers Importers and 12% Imports. They’re bringing in some incredible brewers from all around the world (no, really, look at this list). There are three sessions, $60 each or a full weekend pass for $160. We’re excited to be hanging out with the good folks of Sixpoint Brewery, Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, Brasserie Cantillon, Evil Twin Brewing, Hill Farmstead Brewery, and so, so many more. Tickets are available here, and they’re also accepting volunteers over here.
Looks like we filled your calendar up. Stalk us for updated info over on Twitter and Instagram, @HighMightyBrew. See you soon!
Blend Parties + Facebook + Twitter = Madness
March 20, 2012
We mean madness in the best way possible, of course.
A couple of quick things… you’re on Facebook. We’re on Facebook. You’re on Twitter. We’re on Twitter. I mean, it only seems right to take the next step in our relationship, right? I’m into it if you are. We’re opening the lines of communication here, and we want to hear from you! Honestly, we’re posting events and the updated bars pouring our beer all the time. Isn’t that what you want to know? I thought so. So, let’s be friends. Let’s hang out, have a beer or two. (Too much, too soon? It’ll be worth it.)
Speaking of events, we have a couple coming up!
Thursday, 3/22: We’re hanging with the good people at Venture Cafe, chatting with some incredible entrepreneurs. Check out their site and get some motivation, it is contagious.
Friday, 3/23: We’re pouring beer at Gordon’s Fine Wine and Liquors, the Moody Street location. They’re calling it “100 Miles of Craft Beer” and really, that should make everyone excited for it. Come get a taste or two and say hey!
Tuesday, 3/27: ‘Al Mocha’ Blend Party. We love spring, we love Al Roker. Well kind of, but mostly because his name rhymes with Mocha (when you have a Boston accent) and he does some decent guess work with the weather. Also loving right now (and always, really): Two-Headed Beast and Sono Distrutto. Put them all together, and you get a pretty sick (mocha) beer in a pretty H&M mug. Hop on over to Facebook to RSVP and hang out at Firebrand Saints with us. Great spot in Kendall Square. This is the first of a few blend parties we have coming up. Keep an eye out for more!
For the future planners, we’re also pouring at Bacon & Beer Festival 4/28 (sign up here to find out when tickets go on sale), American Craft Beer Fest 6/3 & 6/4 (tickets here), the Hyper-Local Craft Brew Tasting at the Armory 6/16 (tickets here), and The Festival 6/23 & 24 (info here, tickets on sale soon – you don’t want to miss this one).
Too much info? Not enough? Regardless, we’re leaving you with Al. We’ll see you soon!
The Beggars Banquet at Russell House Tavern
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6pm – 8pm
Featuring High & Mighty’s Beast of Bourbon Blend and Rolling Stones inspired dishes by Uber-Chef Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern
Yes, It is happening again, kids. We’re taking two of our beers and making a blend that may or may not change your life. Trust us.
Two-Headed Beast (The Beast) and Don Cornelius (The Bourbon) will be paired up with some Stones tunes, and not just the ones everyone knows, we are talking serious B-side gems here and some incredible bites from Chef Scelfo and the RHT staff. We love some wordplay and Chef worked overtime with naming these incredible bites for the night.
We’ll be hashtagging (not a real word) #beggarsbanquet all night BUT bonus points (high fives) for #moveslikejagger, #foodlikejagger, #brewlikejagger
And of course, a menu preview:
Salt of the Earth…from Beggar’s Banquet
smoked yellow foot mushrooms, fava puree, & ricotta salata toasts
Country Honk…from Let it Bleed
confit pigs tails, anson mills grits, sweet pea gravy
Loving Cup…from Exile on Main Street
beef heart dumplings, ginger broth, thai basil & toasted peanuts
Dancing with Mr D… from Goat’s Head Soup
guajillo braised goat’s head tacos, tapatio crema, cotija cheese & cilantro
Eastern Mass launch of Divine Brown @ The Otherside Café.
Join us for the Eastern Mass launch of Divine Brown.
Thursday Feb 2. 6pm- close High & Mighty Beer Soiree @ The Otherside Café.
Brown Ale brewed with Coffee
People say that brewing is the world’s
second-oldest profession; some even say
it’s less dignified than the first, but
that’s only because they haven’t spent
time with Divine Brown.
Made with a prodigious quantity of raw oats
and a gentle touch of dark-roasted coffee,
this boot-knockin’ brown does the trick
POE, BOG, Fumata Nera, XPA, and DBrown on draft.
The Otherside Cafe
407 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115-1801
Come get your Mug On!