What can I say...this year's "Cure Me I'm Irish" was a blast! This was the fourth installment of this annual event, and the second in which Sarah and I volunteered for. As a refresher, Pat Lacy - the President of the Friends of Will Cancer Foundation - asked Sarah and I to line up five breweries to include a beer tasting as part of Cure Me. That we did, and it turned out to be a huge hit!
The event was held at Lombardo's in Randolph, which neither Sarah or I had ever been to. As it turns out, the building is HUGE. There is a grand spiral staircase that loops from the edge of the loby to the second floor, where the majority of the event was being held.
Once guests arrived upstairs, they were able to get their sample cups for the beer tasting. The first table that guests could stop at was Magic Hat. Katie, the local sales rep for NA Brewers, brought their newest seasonal mix twelve pack, which features #9, Circus Boy, Vinyl (their seasonal), and their Demo IPA (Black IPA).
Peter Augis, the co-owner of Blue Hills Brewery, was pouring samples at the next table. He had their Black Hops and newest release Anti Matter Pale Ale on tap. He also brought some of their other offerings with him, such as their IPA and Imperial Red IPA.
Mayflower Brewing, the first brewery to confirm for the event, were the next table. On top of pouring some of their staples such as their Winter Oatmeal Stout, Porter, and IPA, they also poured their NEWEST beer - Seasonal Spring Hop Ale. They also brought the biggest crew of the night: Director of Sales Jeff (pictured below), Sales Reps Ryan, Christina, and Ian, not to mention Ryan's girlfriend Rachel.