This past weekend I traveled to Boston for a quick getaway. After trying to go to New York for a couple days first, Mother Nature forced us to just go directly to Boston. One of the first things we did was go get a drink, and where else to do so than the famous Bell in Hand Tavern?
The Bell in Hand has the claim to fame of being America's oldest tavern, with their first pour being in 1795. Now I'm not disputing any of this, but I feel like there are many other bars who have some version of this claim: oldest saloon, longest operating bar, etc. Either way, this place was pretty cool.
On tap, they had many different craft beers, but while in Boston, why not try a new Sam Adams? The place has their own flavor for crying out loud. It was great. It was pretty smooth, with a lot of taste, but not a lot of hoppiness. It was like drinking a piece of American history, right there out of a glass that had a logo on it - definitely not a Sam's logo though... maybe they ought to rethink of that. Beer = good, different brewer's glass = not so good.