Boston is known for a great many things, from American patriots like Paul Revere and John Adams to New England Patriots like Tom Brady and Tedy Bruschi. Speaking of brewski… they’re also known for their beer. World-famous breweries like the Boston Beer Company (inspired by the American patriot Samuel Adams, who also happened to be a brewer) and Harpoon Brewery call Beantown their home. But it also has a metric ton of tea, er… beer bars. Perhaps the biggest and best is Sunset Grill & Tap.
When Marc Kadish opened Sunset back in 1986 the place set a record for having more than 25 draught lines. Today they have more than 112 beers on tap, with an additional 400 bottled microbrews and exotic imports available in bottles. The menu gives a detailed listing of each beer, including style, alcohol by volume (ABV), and the brewery it came from. It also includes a brief description of the styles, helpful for any fledgling beer apprentice. If you’re having a hard time deciding on what to try, and who wouldn’t given the overwhelming variety, two and five ounce sample sizes are available. But if you know what you want, and can’t get enough of a particular beer, grab yourself a full (or half) yard or a 60-ounce pitcher.
Kadish is a true beer geek as well as a “foodie” (an aficionado of food and drink). He should be since he’s been working in the restaurant industry since the age of 15. After opening one of the biggest beer bars in the country, he set about opening several more restaurants in the Boston area. Marc is big on pairing food with beer, and cooking with beer, thus, Sunset Grill & Tap features a vast array of tasty treats doused in beer. Like all the other places on the Beer Bucket List, if you can’t find something to quench the thirst and calm the rumblings in your stomach, well… I feel sorry for you.
Submitted by: Eli - The Mad Beer Man