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Awesome Animated Beer Labels Make Me Want to Start Drinking Right Now

Alchemist Heady Topper Motion

I don’t really have much to say about these fantastic animated beer labels from Beer Labels in Motion, except that they’re making it hard to be productive this morning. It’s cool to start drinking at 10 am on a weekday, while you’re in the office and supposed to be working, right? Right?

Pop on over to BeerLabelsInMotion.Tumblr.com for more.

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via Gizmodo

Pretty Things Jack D'Or Motion

Clown Shoes Miracle Motion

21st Amendment Bitter American Motion

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Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project 4th Birthday Bash (Photos)

Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project Birthday Cake

I unfortunately missed the Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project fourth anniversary bash last Saturday at Precinct in Somerville, Mass.—I was busy with Cantillon Zwanze Day and then I helped my sister decorate her Christmas tree. So I was glad to see Boston.com post some photos from the fête.

Pretty Things is a Somerville-based brewery that makes some fantastic beer, and it’s doing a lot of good things for the Boston beer scene. I couldn’t be more pleased to see it celebrating four years of hard work. I sat down with Pretty Things’ head brewing duo last month; read more about the brewery here. And check out all of the photos from the Pretty Things party on Boston.com.

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Pretty Things to Launch New ‘Once Upon a Time, Old Beer’ Dec. 9 in Boston

Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project OUAT Old Beers

The Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project on Saturday announced via Twitter that it will pour four beers from its Once Upon a Time collection of “old beers” at Deep Ellum in Boston’s Allston neighborhood on Sunday, December 9, including a least one brand new brew called 1879 IPA

Pretty Things is a small, Somerville-Massachusetts based brewery that’s making waves on the New England craft beer scene thanks to some great beers, unique bottle art and a lots of grassroots marketing. (I sat down for a chat with Pretty Things brewers Dann and Martha Paquette a couple of weeks ago.) Pretty Things’ Once Upon a Time Old Beers are recreations of lost styles of beer brewed in the 1800s and early 1900s.

From Pretty Things:

“Our historical projects begin by working with brewing historians such as our present collaborator: Ron Pattinson, a resident of Amsterdam. Ron provides us with brewsheets and insight from breweries often long shuttered. These sheets are the actual records written in the brewer’s hand at the moment he was brewing a batch of beer. This allows us to reach through the mists of time and pick up exactly where they left off.

“We do not interpret or attempt to commercialize these beers in any manner. In fact you have our pledge that if history presents us with a less-than-desirable beer, you will taste this beer as it was. That’s our unique commitment to you.

“Why do we do this? We do this because no one else does. We do this because despite the fact that beer played a much more significant role in our cultures years ago, we’re still unclear of what it actually tasted like. This is of significant interest to us and hopefully you too.”

The initiative is not unlike Dogfish Head’s Ancient Ales effort, but Pretty Things focuses on a very different era of brewing.

It’s unclear whether or not the additional three OUAT beers Pretty Things plans to pour on December 9 will also be new or if they’re previously released Old Beers. I’ve had a number of the OUAT beers, and they’re all interesting, particularly the “X Ales” from 1838 and 1945, which were based on recipes for similar English mild ales made almost a hundred years apart.

If you’re in the Boston area on December 9, swing by Deep Ellum and get your Old Beer on.

Learn more about the Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project on PrettyThingsBeerToday.com.

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It’s the Pretty Things in Life…

The Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project

Last night, I was fortunate to meet and chat with Dann and Martha Paquette from The Beer Things Beer and Ale Project at a “pint night” event at The Gaff bar in Waltham, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. (Check out my recent Barfly’s View of The Gaff.)

Pretty Things is a Somerville, Massachusetts-based brewing duo that’s grabbing a lot of attention in the Boston area right now thanks to some unique, quality brews, cool bottle art and good ol’ grass roots marketing—Dann and Martha frequently visit local bars and restaurants to spread the word about Pretty Things.

One of my favorite things about Pretty Things is that Dann and Martha never really make standard styles of beer, meaning most of their brews are original takes on well-known styles. They’re always coming up with something new and different, and best of all, unique. On the flip side, Pretty Things also brews “Old Beers” as part of its Once Upon a Time lineup, in which the brewers painstakingly recreate beers of yore based on ancient recipes.

I’ve been drinking Pretty Things beers for a couple of years now, and I can honestly say I’ve never had a bad Pretty Things brew. Dann and Martha make a killer IPA called Meadowlark. I’m also fond of their export stout, Babayaga; and their flagship saison, Jack D’Or.

The Pretty Things website only lists venues in Mass., Rhode Island, New York and Pennsylvania where you can find Dann and Martha’s beer, but I spotted some of the brewers’ unmistakable bottles during a recent trip to San Diego at the Best Damn Beer Shop.

Keep an eye out for Pretty Things, and if you’re fortunate enough to spot a bottle in your local shop or a Pretty Things brew on draft, purchase one and drink it post haste. After all, it’s the pretty things in life that count.

Learn more about Dann and Martha and Pretty Things on PrettyThingsBeerToday.com.

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