Lauren Clark and Union Park Press publisher Nicole Vecchiotti

Lauren Clark and Union Park Press publisher Nicole Vecchiotti

Beer lovers and beer brewers came together at Row 34 last night to help launch Lauren Clark’s new book, Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day! The stellar staff at Row 34 pulled together a deliciously unique beer list, featuring brews from Trillium, Notch, Mystic, and Maine Beer Co.

IMG_7332Featured guests included a few “main characters” from Crafty Bastards: Tod Mott, the genius behind Harpoon’s flagship IPA who is opening his own brewery called Tributary; Jason Alström, who founded BeerAdvocate.com with his brother Todd; Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Company, where Lauren’s brew career started; Chris Lohring of Notch Brewing, and many, MANY more!

Boston.com photographer Kayana Szymczak was on hand to document the event for the website’s “Spotted” feature – you can view her photos here. She wasn’t the only one snapping photos though! Guests posted their own pictures to Instagram and twitter (using #craftybastards, of course), and many shared their experiences across social media sites as well.

Girls Pint Out

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Jason Alstrom tweet

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Not surprisingly, the koozies were a hit!

IMG_3002We’d like to extend our thanks to Row 34 for being such fantastic hosts, and we’re grateful to all the guests who took the time to celebrate with us and help launch this wonderful book into the world. Most of all – we thank Lauren Clark, for writing a book that we are very proud to publish.

If you missed the party but want to get your hands on a copy of Crafty BastardsLauren will be signing copies at the Barnes & Noble in Stamford Connecticut on Saturday, May 16th from 1 to 3 p.m. If you can’t make it, stay tuned here for more events throughout New England. Crafty Bastards is for sale at many local stores, including SaultHarvard Book StorePorter Square Books, and The Boston Shaker. You can also buy it online through Union Park Press and Amazon, as well as any  independent bookstore you love. If they don’t have it in stock, just ask them to order it for you – they’ll be happy to do so!

Cheers!