Bars & Clubs

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2014 Winner: Hopsters Brew & Boards


If you dig the DIY beer-making movement but aren’t willing to turn your living room into a microbrewery, Hopsters offers a fairly brilliant solution. Swing by to formulate a recipe and fill your kettle with the right hops and malts to make three cases of beer. (You’ll return later to bottle it.) Between steps, stay inspired by sampling craft cold ones at the bar, or dive into ploughman’s platters of artisanal meats and cheeses.

Hopsters Brew & Boards

292 Centre St., Newton • (617) 916-0752

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