Boston, MA - Boston’s no stranger to craft beer. In fact, I think it’s fair to say that we not only helped kick start the revolution — we’re leading the game (no apologies to Portland and Brooklyn). And as likely as you’ll find us pacing outside the doors of Trillium or Idle Hands five minutes prior to opening like a possessed Homer Simpson, you’ll be just as likely to find us at the WGBH studios for their annual Craft Beer Festival Fundraiser on Saturday, July 14th.
With close to three dozen breweries from New England and beyond (including such local favorites as Cambridge Brewing Company, Bantam, Berkshire Brewing Company and of course the ubiquitous Boston Beer Company) presenting samples of their finest brews and ciders, to say our taste buds are already at full alert would be an understatement. Never mind the fact that proceeds are supporting public media in Boston. In fact, never mind the beer (er… scratch that.) What we’re really excited for... are the food truck vendors.
Some of you may remember growing up with microwavable frozen pierogies your mother swore were made from scratch following your Nana’s secret recipe. These… are not them. Jaju has been serving handmade pierogies to the greater New England area since 2015. Featuring flavors such as jalapeno cheddar, kielbasa and red pepper and yes, the traditional potato and cheese, Jaju is elevating the pierogi from the microwave to the specialty stall.
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
Still not done reliving painful childhood food memories? Those charred grilled cheese sandwiches? Well, you won’t find them from Roxy’s. The beloved food truck staple has been serving Downtown workers and visitors since 2010 and have recently opened up two area brick and mortar locations in Central Square Cambridge and Downtown Allston. With flavors including muenster and avocado, braised short rib and fontina as well as their signature truffle fries and poutines, Roxy’s will make you forget your endearingly inept attempts at home cooking.
We’ve been a fan of the Amigos Locos food trucks since we found them stalling in front of City Hall Plaza one sultry afternoon last June. Scratch that; not so secret admirers. And judging from the regular queue lines, we’re not the only ones. Sure, there’s other food trucks offering tacos and burritos. And they’re all… adequate. But given that Amigos Locos’ novel and constantly rotating spin on Tex Mex has included poke, their signature chipotle beef and lobster, the others may have been simply puppy love. But matching craft cervezas and Amigos Locos? Nothing short of the perfect grupo de tres.
The 2018 WGBH Craft Beer Festival Fundraiser will be held at the WGBH studios, located at 1 Guest St in Boston, on Saturday, July 14th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for non-members. The cost includes unlimited 2 oz samples of beer and cider; food is extra. For more information, visit www.wgbh.org/event/wgbhs-craft-beer-festival-fundraiser