Read Local, Drink Local with Pretty Things and Joshua Bernstein

Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project are tenant brewers, meaning that they work in a rented brewery space, which they take over on brewdays. Their flagship beer is Jack D’Or. Jack is the mournful grain of barley you can see to the left. He is the soul of beer, nature’s magician, creating sugar from starch and bringing together the Pretty Things to produce the substance they adore: beer. They brew good time, artisanal beers - unfiltered, unfettered and oblivious to prevailing tastes. Their beers are happy peasants: inspired by ancient ruins and European beer cultures. All of Their beers are formulated and brewed by Dann Paquette, with help from his wife Martha: they are a small, family producer of excellent beers!

“Joshua M. Bernstein's Brewed Awakening shines a spotlight on the variety, ingenuity, and innovation that is alive and well in the beer community. Over the past decade, the collective renaissance of beer and brewing has proven that this is the best time in history to be a beer drinker. Brewed Awakening is a great look behind the curtain of the beers that are making this revolution so great.”
Ken Grossman, Founder, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Joshua M. Bernstein has written for dozens of magazines, newspapers, and websites, including the New York Times, the New York Daily News,, Forbes Traveler, New York magazine, and Time Out New York. He has written a column for the New York Press for seven years and is a beer features writer for Imbibe. He is currently the beer columnist for AOL's “Slashfood.” Brewed Awakening is his first book.

Tasting is free with the purchase of the featured book, Brewed Awakening. I suppose you could just stand there and listen to the presentation while everyone else samples delicious, delicious beer, if you don't want to buy the book, but that doesn't sound like much fun to me.

If you are interested in attending, it would be really handy to pre-order your copy of the featured book. That way, we can be sure to have enough beer and books. Thanks.

You must be 21 to participate in this event.


Event date: 

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White Street
02140 Cambridge